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Giving pharmacists more freedom would help “prevent unnecessary delays”, the RPS said.
In a letter published in The Times last week (August 6), RPS president Sandra Gidley urged the government to allow community pharmacists to “make...
10/08/2020 9
In a letter sent on Monday (August 3) the government asked that manufacturers and wholesalers of medicines “put in place flexible mitigation and...
05/08/2020 6
Under the SSP, pharmacists can supply two fluoxetine 20mg capsules in place of one 40mg
The SSP, announced on May 20, was set to expire yesterday (July 20). However, the protocol has been extended and will now end on August 10, the...
21/07/2020 0
How is everyone doing now that we’ve had a few months of lockdown? Are you svelte from doing your online exercises with Joe Wicks or flush with your...
30/06/2020 7
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, the vital roles of certain sectors that have for a long time been under-appreciated have been thrown...
19/06/2020 11
The SSP for fluoxetine 10mg was originally due to expire on June 12.
The SSP, announced on March 12, was set to expire on June 12. However, the protocol has been extended and will now end on September 11, the...
03/06/2020 1
Seventy-seven per cent of the 932 pharmacy professionals who responded to the survey's question said they have experienced medicines shortages as a...
21/05/2020 6
Ranitidine is under regulatory investigation for the potential contamination with a carcinogen
A supply notification issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) last week (May 7), indicated that ranitidine 50mg/2ml injection is “...
12/05/2020 3
An initial 23 products were listed on October 4 last year, with more added and removed since. All the products are at “high risk of parallel export...
25/03/2020 2
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Mr Graham, 55, a regular customer, comes into your pharmacy. He asks to speak to you in private and explains that he’s been prescribed a new medicine...
12/03/2020 0

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