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The old adage ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ isn’t one that can necessarily be applied to community pharmacy. At least, I can’t imagine it has ever...
17/09/2019 6
PREMIUM
Mrs Carlisle, 59, who lives just across the street, comes into the pharmacy to ask for your advice about her husband. “Peter’s been out gardening...
21/08/2019 0
PREMIUM
Alice Marsh, a 17-year-old college student, comes to the pharmacy counter to collect her prescription for Roaccutane (isotretinoin) capsules. This is...
01/08/2019 0
PREMIUM
Luke Palmer is at the counter, clutching his abdomen. “Are you OK, Luke?” you ask. “I’ve got terrible stomach ache,” he replies. “I think it’s...
27/06/2019 0
PREMIUM
In April 2018, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency released a drug safety update, warning that valproate medicines must no longer...
19/06/2019 0
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words ‘yellow card’? Do you think of a football referee giving a player a caution,...
23/11/2018 0
EXCLUSIVE
All five organisations said they would consult with members and respond to the GPhC on staffing
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) wrote to five pharmacy organisations across the sector after evidence collected “over recent months”...
18/09/2018 10
Dr Bawa-Garba's case prompted backlash from the medical profession (credit: Steven Scott Taylor / Alamy Stock Photo)
The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group made the comments in its contributions submitted to Professor Sir Norman Williams’ review of gross...
03/07/2018 4
EXCLUSIVE
Janice Perkins: "Some of the most common dispensing errors are look-alike issues"
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will require new packs of prescription medicine to have a barcode and an anti-tampering device (ATD). From...
15/05/2018 16
EXCLUSIVE
The group (see more details below) – which consists of representatives of all of the larger pharmacy chains, as well as the National Pharmacy...
04/05/2018 24

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