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Key thoughts on buying a pharmacy

When buying a pharmacy, the choice of a share or asset transaction will dictate the rest of the process. 

NI pharmacy chief awarded an OBE

Dr Mark Timoney was chief pharmaceutical officer for Northern Ireland for 2013-19

NPA calls for policy change on pharmacy antibody testing

NPA urges Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to provide Covid-19 antibody testing.

Pharmacists allowed to give unlicensed Covid vaccines after law change

Pharmacists will be able to provide unlicensed Covid-19 vaccines to patients, the Government said as it set out new legal changes.

MHRA to link with overseas regulators post-Brexit

Pharmacos that submit applications to some or all of participating countries will have products evaluated in those countries simultaneously

Mistaking holiday entitlements can prove costly

Getting holiday pay right can be a headache, especially if you are confused about what to include or how to calculate what's due

Pharmacists ‘needed to tackle pollution’s health impacts’

Community pharmacists could play a bigger role in reducing the health impact of air pollution says an international think tank in a new report.

MHRA recalls batches of Metoprolol 50mg tablets

The MHRA has recalled some batches of Metoprolol 50mg tablets.

Pharmacies ‘will get flu vaccines at same time as GPs’

Community pharmacies will receive additional supplies of flu vaccine from the start of November along with general practices, the PSNC has stressed.

In retrospect

Twenty odd years ago, Terry Maguire outlined a path to success in Northern Ireland. But, he says, today's reality isn't quite what he'd hoped for. 

Scotland: Extra payment for July dispensing

Contractors in Scotland are to receive a payment amounting to 2.5 per cent of the value of items they dispensed in July this year.

MHRA recalls batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets

The MHRA has recalled batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets.

Pharmacy Brexit forum airs supply chain worries

At a recent meeting of the PSNC's Brexit forum the focus was on medicines supply and the risk that doctors may issue extended prescriptions.

RPS urges retailers to protect shoppers from online substitution

RPS president Sandra Gidley wants “robust safety procedures” to protect people when drugs bought online are substituted.

Support staff training requirements take formal effect

The GPhC set out requirements for the education and training of pharmacy support staff on October 1.

NPA promotes pharmacy careers to Scottish pupils

An NPA-CCA resource has been created to generate awareness of pharmacy amongst school children in Scotland.

RPS: Act now to stop fake medicines flooding the UK

The RPS warns Matt Hancock that the UK supply chain will be exposed to counterfeit medicines without safety measures.

Elevated INR seen in patients on anticoagulants during pandemic

MHRA warns that acute illness may exaggerate effect of warfarin tablets and necessitate dose reduction.

EY picture demands change

The detail that led EY to conclude that community pharmacy is heading for dire financial straits by 2024.

Lloyds responds to PDA data breach comments

Lloyds responds to concerns raised by the PDA around what it describes as a breach of pharmacists' personal data.

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