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No-deal Brexit preparations wound down

DHSC advises no-deal preparations should cease.

Two more medicines subject to export ban

An export ban on colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules came into effect on December 5.

Export ban for four more medicines

Four more medicines have been added to the list of those that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.

Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

DHSC orders 400,000 additional flu jabs for winter

The DHSC has ordered 400,000 extra doses of the adult flu vaccine for the 2019-20 flu season, it was announced yesterday.

Pharmacists to switch fluoxetine strengths as first SSP introduced

Pharmacists have been granted powers to dispense an “alternative strength or pharmaceutical form” of fluoxetine.

HRT suppliers implementing “demand management”

Several HRT suppliers are putting “demand management processes” in place in the wake of acute stock shortages.

DHSC claims better medicines pricing data

The DHSC has said the data it collects on medicines prices has improved since new regulations came into force.

DHSC tackles “inequitable” reimbursement patterns

The Government has launched a consultation on community pharmacy reimbursement reforms.

New contract: services pave way to clinical future

The new contractual framework will considerably expand clinical services from pharmacies over the next five years.

Cat M prices to increase from August

Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August, the DHSC has said.

Pharmacy minister “alert to financial pressures”

Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said she is “alert” to the difficulties facing community pharmacy contractors.

Asthma patients cutting meds back due to cost

Prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned

New pharmacist shortages powers weeks from being enforced

Legislation has been laid before Parliament and is expected to be enforced in early February, it has been announced

Industry & govt near agreement on PPRS successor

The NHS across the UK is expected to save around £930m on its medicine bill under a new scheme

Pharmacists linked to care homes as part of £3.5bn investment

Pharmacists and GPs are to be assigned to care homes in a measure Theresa May says will be "better for patients"

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

Medicines supply a concern in no-deal Brexit scenario

With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, there are still major concerns around medicines supply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the commons health committee heard last week

Hancock’s half hour…

The new(ish) health secretary Matt Hancock has shown he has a sense of humour and at least some idea of how community pharmacists contribute to primary care

PSNC: “Difficult decision" to accept 2018-19 funding offer

PSNC chief Simon Dukes acknowledged that many contractors would be “disappointed to hear that there is no more money available for pharmacies” and said accepting the offer had been a “difficult decision”

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