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The year 2020 will see continued pressures on the UK’s medicines supply chain – they have become the ‘new normal’. The immediate no-deal Brexit...
21/01/2020 4
Whether it was the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive, unannounced inspections or the five-year funding contract in England, 2019...
03/01/2020 3
A serious shortage protocol has been issued for haloperidol
This is the second product subject to a “serious shortage protocol” (SSP), which grants pharmacists the powers to dispense a suitable alternative to...
23/12/2019 2
An initial 23 products were listed on October 4, with more added and removed since. All the products are at “high risk of parallel export”, due to...
05/12/2019 1
It’s me, talking about shortages – again. Sorry. One of these days I’ll find something original to write about. The latest instalment in the...
21/11/2019 5
The supply shortages of ranitidine are having an “immense impact”, one pharmacist said
Certain batches of ranitidine-containing medicines have been subject to recall and quarantine, as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...
14/11/2019 6
Wholesalers are also restricted from exporting pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPVs) and misoprostol – which is commonly used in the induction...
05/11/2019 3
PREMIUM
Sarah comes into the pharmacy after seeing a news alert about the medication her mother takes for her stomach ulcers. “I saw something on the news...
31/10/2019 0
The 10 pharmacies I owned were mostly in affluent villages in south-east England, but we also served a few council estates. These house a...
29/10/2019 6
Paul Day: Medicine shortages put pharmacists under more stress and pressure
Director Paul Day echoed the PDA's letter to the chancellor in August by claiming the government should reduce this demand by “making sure that there...
24/10/2019 0

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