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E.g., 20/01/2019
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
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
Hughes Pharmacy offers private blood tests for allergies and intolerances (credit: Kenneth Allen)
We are the only locally owned pharmacy in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. My family has owned the pharmacy for 61 years, and all the team are local...
12/04/2018 1
Problems with regurgitation, colic and constipation are common in infants under 12 months
A study published in the journal Digestive and Liver Diseases in 2005 found that half of infants will experience at least one digestive difficulty...
09/03/2018 0
A dozen dental factsheets are available for pharmacy teams (credit: Atif Shamim/HEE LaSE)
Community pharmacist Atif Shamim is on a mission to create new “avenues” for the sector to work with dentists. He and a team at Health Education...
15/02/2018 0
Only seven LPCs in England currently participate in the Healthy Start vitamin scheme
In 2006, the government launched the Healthy Start programme in an effort to improve the health of low-income mothers and their families. As well as...
18/01/2018 1