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Pharmacy staff can look out for the red flags of codeine misuse
The British Pain Society estimates that almost 10 million people in the UK suffer pain every day. There are a variety of over-the-counter (OTC)...
08/08/2019 9
Eye drops
Glaucoma is the second-most common cause of blindness in the UK, according to the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Despite this, eye drop...
11/07/2019 0
23% of adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not visit the dentist every two years
Poor oral health costs the NHS. The British Dental Association (BDA) estimates that 150 procedures to extract teeth are performed each day under...
14/02/2019 0
The restrictions mean pharmacies in England can only dispense gluten-free bread and mixes
From this month, pharmacy teams in England will no longer be able to dispense NHS prescriptions for any gluten-free items other than bread and mixes...
13/12/2018 0
Superdrug has described a growing customer demand for anti-wrinkle treatments
In August, Superdrug piloted its ‘skin renew service’ – which includes Botox injections and dermal fillers priced from £99 – for over 25-year-olds,...
15/11/2018 0
Nice says honey and certain over-the-counter remedies "have some benefit for the relief of cough"
Coughs and colds are one of the most common reasons patients seek advice from community pharmacy – and even more so at this time of year. Therefore...
13/09/2018 3
NHS England recommends wet-combing for headlice, reserving treatments for "exceptions" only
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
17/08/2018 4
NHS England has listed 35 conditions where OTC sales should replace prescriptions
Guidance published by NHS England in March advises GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
12/07/2018 1
Steve Brine: We know opioid addiction is a huge problem in countries like the United States
In January, Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to investigate why the prescribing of “addictive medicines” has risen by 3% over the...
28/06/2018 1
According to Public Health England, cases of malaria in the UK rose by 16% in 2016
In July 2017, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved the switch of a atovaquone/proguanil hydrochloride product from...
17/05/2018 2