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The situation for online pharmacy is unrecognisable now compared with before COVID-19, although it will never replace community pharmacy, says Stuart Gale
Frisium 10mg tablets, used to treat epilepsy and anxiety, are temporarily out of stock due to “high demand and issues with logistics”, manufacturer Sanofi has told C+D.
Boots has completed 138 of its 200 planned branch closures, after temporarily pausing them at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple told C+D last week (October 23).
C+D and Professor Mahendra Patel are campaigning together to find 1,000 pharmacies to contribute to an Oxford University COVID-19 clinical trial by signposting suitable patients.
Boots is launching a £120 in-store COVID-19 swab test at “selected” locations this week, rolling it out to over 50 branches throughout November, it announced today (October 26).
Danny Bartlett helped a patient who had been taking a heavy daily dosage of fentanyl with a five-point action plan
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 7 items for October 2020 prescriptions.
More than two million units of a US-licensed flu jab have been procured by the government for the 2020/21 flu vaccine programme and temporarily authorised for the UK by the MHRA.
Lloydspharmacy's CEO Toby Anderson reveals how the multiple is fighting to prevent as many closures as possible – despite COVID-19 pressures
Demand for Scottish pharmacies remained high during the first three quarters of 2020, as COVID-19 showed their vital role in the community, Hutchings Consultants has said.
Backache, headache and joint pain rose among patients during lockdown, a survey commissioned by Nurofen has found.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has issued serious shortage protocols (SSPs) for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg.
Pharmacy teams should have a disaster plan to combat the impact of a second wave of COVID-19, says a mental health expert
A £15 million funding package has been announced to support the mental health of NHS staff in England, including pharmacy teams, as part of efforts to manage the COVID-19 impact.
Thea Pharmaceuticals has launched a TV advert for its Thealoz Duo eye drops for relieving symptoms of dry eye.
Lloydspharmacy has begun rolling out a new dispensing system across its Welsh branches, aiming to have it live across all its British pharmacies by next year, C+D has learned.
Pharmacy2U has partnered with medical travel insurance provider Just Travel Cover to offer “guidance and support” for travellers with medical conditions, it has announced.
In February 2020 Nice published a new guideline for antimicrobial prescribing in impetigo to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance
New NHS regulations allow contractors to halt other services to “prioritise the administration” of flu and COVID-19 vaccinations in an emergency, PSNC has said.
Pharmacists are crucial in noticing when patients may be misusing their prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines and salbutamol inhalers, says Dr Toni Hazell
Pharmacists with specialist training could sell cocaine and other stimulants for non-medical use from pharmacy-like “licensed outlets”, a drugs policy reform group has mooted.
Leaving the EU without a trade deal could spell trouble for patients and the pharmaceutical industry, leading to medicine “supply shocks”, healthcare associations have warned.
On Pharmacy Technician Day, England chief pharmaceutical officer (CPO) Keith Ridge has published an open letter praising the work of pharmacy technicians.
Luso Kumwenda shares 10 steps to help pre-registration pharmacists prepare for their upcoming General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) exam
Lloydspharmacy has revaluated the number of branches suitable for its hub-and-spoke model after finding that it only works for “some” pharmacies, C+D has learned.
PharmaDoctor has launched a package to enable pharmacies to offer an allergy ‘test and treat’ service with a recommended price for patients of £150
Industry bodies have welcomed news that pharmacists can administer COVID-19 vaccines but called for clarity on their part in such a roll-out and assurances on access to vaccines.
Pharmacists can support patients with long-COVID symptoms, look out for those in need of signposting and flag misinformation around the virus, says Naimah Callachand
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has called on Public Health England (PHE) to “iron out discrepancies” in its guidance that stop pharmacies from conducting COVID-19 tests.
Pharmacists will be able to administer licensed or unlicensed COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are approved by the MHRA, following a change in the law.
Online pharmacy Phlo hit its crowdfunding target of £1.65 million within a day of launching its campaign, its CEO and founder Nadeem Sarwar has told C+D.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 18 items for October 2020 prescriptions.
Boots’ parent company has largely blamed a 26% drop in adjusted gross profit in its international retail pharmacy division in the three months to August on “lower UK retail sales”.
NHS England’s chief pharmaceutical officer has let community pharmacists down, according to Graham Phillips
Pharmacists will be “critical” in delivering the COVID-19 vaccines to patients when they become available, a global health expert says in a C+D podcast
Drug-related deaths in England and Wales are at their highest since records began, with 4,393 deaths from drug poisoning in 2019, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has warned the British Retail Consortium that customers may be “at risk” from OTC medicines being substituted for alternatives in online shopping.
PSNC has advised pharmacy teams against sharing their colleagues’ details with NHS test and trace if they test positive for COVID-19.
Rowlands managing director Mark Bather reveals how the UK's fourth-largest pharmacy is adapting after weathering the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
The government must put “robust plans” in place to ensure counterfeit medicines don’t enter the supply chain as FMD ceases to apply across the UK post Brexit, the RPS has said.
The C+D Awards 2020 will this year be held as an online ceremony taking place on Thursday, November 26, C+D can announce today.
Rowlands does not view online pharmacies as a threat to its business and its viability, the multiple’s managing director Mark Bather has told C+D.
Two superintendent pharmacists and a pharmacy director have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their contribution to pharmacy and work during COVID-19.
Pharmacy managers must be mindful of the four types of age discrimination – harassment, victimisation and direct and indirect discrimination – say Thorrun Govind and Paul Spencer
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) cannot yet confirm when pharmacies will be able to order flu vaccines from the government’s stock, as GPs are given a date in October.
An online pharmacy has decided to “temporarily suspend” fulfilling hormone prescriptions it receives from digital transgender clinic GenderGP in the wake of a media backlash.
Community pharmacists could spot and flag concerns with a patient’s GP if they suspect dependence on prescription medicines, a Public Health England (PHE) official has suggested.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) must recognise the pressures on pharmacy professionals through adequate funding, Eliza Slawther says
One pharmacy in Northern Ireland is still handling stress from increased workload after the COVID-19 pandemic despite the relief of extra funding
Asda Pharmacy has launched a drive-through NHS flu jab service to ensure at-risk groups receive the vaccine without risking being exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
Pharmacies are being treated “differently” than other health providers under NHS test and trace, causing “staffing pressures” due to requests to self-isolate, PSNC has warned.
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Superdrug has launched a “fully remote” pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) service, which it will deliver via its Online Doctor.
Pharmacists should be able to refer patients directly to other health professionals, boosting their role as “a first port of call for healthcare advice”, health bodies have said.