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BBC reports on black market for Rx drugs

Criminal gangs are diverting hundreds of millions of pounds worth of prescription drugs into the black market, according to a recent File on 4 report

PHE launches review into prescription drug addiction

Public Health England is to undertake a year-long review into the growing problem of addiction to prescription medications such as opioid painkillers

More funding for GP pharmacists

Additional funding to place pharmacists in GP practices will help patients access expert clinical advice and free up GPs’ time, NHS England has said

How can pharmacy work more closely with the NHS?

As community pharmacy continues to strive for equal footing with other primary care professions, where do those outside the pharmacy sector think the profession should be aiming?

Over 3 million on board for Dry January

Over 3.1 million people have expressed an interest in taking part, with people aged 35-54 most likely to give up alcohol for the month of January

Rennie's triple combination treatment

Rennie Heartburn, Indigestion & Wind Relief arrived on pharmacy shelves in October.

Bringing more patients into community pharmacy

Healthcare is becoming more about choice and we need to offer services that are designed with patients in mind, says speciality director at Celesio UK, Ruth Poole Providing patients with more choice is the key to delivering sustainable healthcare that is fit for the future, and since I joined Celesio UK 12 months ago, we have spoken a lot about how we’re on a mission to transform healthcare. It’s clear that this doesn’t happen overnight, but we have been making steady progress toward that goal. With the launch of Healthcare Centres from LloydsPharmacy, I believe we are taking a huge leap forward.

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

Dispensing errors defence approved by Parliament

MPs unanimously passed a long-awaited measure that will protect pharmacists from prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors

Employers asked to support ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’

The PDA launches a Charter of seven commitments to safe pharmacy practice

Pharmacists share their views on EPS improvements

Urgent prescription alerts, managing patient requests for the one-off use of a pharmacy and automatic download of prescription requests were the top requirements

PRUK announces recipients of £85k research funding

Topics such as the use of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD and the role of community pharmacists in breast cancer services received a share of the £85k funding

New asthma guidelines could save NHS millions says NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued new guidance on diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma that it says could deliver big savings

Green light for Viagra POM to P switch

With the MHRA’s approval of a POM to P switch for sildenafil, UK men will be able to access an ED medicine over the counter for the first time

Day Lewis achieves growth in challenging year

Day Lewis has achieved growth in a "challenging" year, conference delegates heard

Boots UK launches online ED clinic

Boots UK has announced it is to launch an online erectile dysfunction service, which the retailer says will be its biggest online pharmacy service to date

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Quality Payments declaration portal open

The Quality Payments online declaration portal is open on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website

Men’s Health Forum Book explains safe drinking

Men’s Health Forum book explains safe drinking approaches

Pregnancy & babycare: Fact or fiction

Healthcare during pregnancy can be a minefield for many women, with confusing and often contradictory information
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