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Covid pill could be available by the autumn says Johnson

Boris Johnson said people could take a pill at home to reduce the symptoms of Covid or stop them getting it.

SNP pledges to create state-owned generics manufacturer

The Scottish National Party has said that if it wins the May 6 election it will create a state-owned pharmaceutical agency.

Over 9 in 10 pharmacies providing lateral flow tests

Over 90 per cent of community pharmacies in England have signed up to provide a new Covid-19 test distribution service, the Government has said.

Data on hospital medicines prescribed during Covid to be collected

Data on medicines prescribed and administered in hospitals will be collected as part of research into patients' Covid care.

New services plan for Northern Ireland pharmacies

Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann has announced his support for a service commissioning plan for community pharmacies in 2021-22. 

Covid vaccines safe for pregnant women says JCVI

Pregnant women should get a Covid-19 vaccine based on their age and clinical risk group.

Pharmacy group delivers Covid vaccine at PureGym

PureGym has joined forces with a Midlands-based pharmacy group to administer Covid vaccines.

Fund to build classrooms set up in pharmacist's memory

The family of a pharmacist who died from Covid have set up a fund to build classrooms in impoverished areas of Pakistan.  

Cough & cold OTC market shrank by 30% in 2020

A dramatic reduction in the size of the OTC cough and cold market during the pandemic could become a long-term trend, the PAGB has warned. 

NHS calls on more pharmacies to provide Covid jabs

More community pharmacies are needed to head up Covid-19 vaccination sites in a number of specified locations, NHS England has said. 

Covid vaccine will not 'invalidate' fast, says EPB member

EPB member professor Mahendra Patel has insisted the Covid vaccine is fine for people about to fast. 

Asthma drug shortens at-home recovery from Covid-19

Early treatment with inhaled budesonide shortens recovery time among Covid-19 patients being treated in the community, PRINCIPLE has shown. 

Free PPE provision extended to March 2022

The government is extending the provision of free Covid-19 PPE to health and social care providers until the end of March 2022.

Drug supply chains holding up post Brexit says DH

There has been a lower than expected level of disruption to the medicines supply chain since the end of the withdrawal period on January 1 says DHSC.

Improving Boots performance ‘a top priority’ for WBA

Boots UK parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has said turning around the fortunes of the struggling multiple will be one of its “top priorities”. 

MHRA says benefits of AZ vaccine far outweigh the risks

Current data suggests that incidence of cerebral blood clots is around 4 per million first doses of the AZ vaccine.

Boots retail sales slump 18% ‘due to lockdown’

Boots stores continue to suffer as a result of lockdown restrictions with retail sales down 17.9 per cent on the previous year, says WBA.

Asthma exacerbation rates fall during pandemic

Fewer people with severe asthma attacks were admitted to hospital or seen by their GP during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacy teams in Sussex visit

The Duchess of Cornwall met with community pharmacy workers yesterday to learn about the role they have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

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