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More than 60% of pharmacists spend at least an hour per day on medicines shortages

01/10/2019
Some six in ten pharmacists have said they spend at least one hour every day dealing with issues relating to medicines shortages, according to a results of a survey carried out by the Pharmacists’ Defence Association.

Vitamin D supplementation boosts insulin sensitivity

01/10/2019
Vitamin D supplementation increases peripheral insulin sensitivity in people newly diagnosed with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, study results published in the European Journal of Endocrinology have shown.

RPS launches revamped mentoring service

01/10/2019
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a new and improved mentoring service for its members.

RPS calls for investigation after online pharmacies prescribed opioids to undercover reporter

01/10/2019
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called for an urgent investigation to be carried out after five online pharmacies prescribed opioids to an undercover reporter for The Times without contacting the reporter’s GP.

Pharmacies to receive up to £833 each month in contract 'transitional payments'

30/09/2019
Community pharmacies can expect to receive up to £833 per month from October 2019 to help prepare for a more service-based role under the five-year national community pharmacy contract.

Pharmacy sore throat test-and-treat service prescribes antibiotics in only a fifth of cases

30/09/2019
More than 3,000 patients in Wales have received community-pharmacy based consultations for sore throat since a pilot ‘test and treat’ service began in November 2018, Vaughan Gething, Welsh minister for health and social services, has said.

Community pharmacies risk cyber breaches unless IT systems upgraded, warns pharmacy tech group

30/09/2019
Community pharmacy IT systems could face cyber security breaches if pharmacists do not update their computer operating system before January 2019, the Community Pharmacy IT Group has warned.

Some strengths of fluoxetine unavailable until December 2019

27/09/2019
Manufacturing issues affecting the supply of the antidepressant fluoxetine mean that some strengths may not be available until December 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care has warned.

Some doses of fluoxetine unavailable until December 2019

27/09/2019
Manufacturing issues affecting the supply of the antidepressant fluoxetine mean that some doses may not be available until December 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care has warned.

First subcutaneous infliximab recommended for approval by EMA committee

27/09/2019
The European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee has recommended approval of the first subcutaneous version of biosimilar infliximab.

Data suggests there are now half as many vapers as smokers

27/09/2019
E-cigarette use continues to grow with an estimated 3.6 million people in Great Britain currently using e-cigarettes, survey data from Action on Smoking and Health has revealed.

More than a quarter of medicines yet to be stockpiled for no-deal Brexit

27/09/2019
More than a quarter (28%) of medicine product lines do not have a six-week stockpile of medicines in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, according to figures given to the National Audit Office by the Department for Health and Social Care.

More than 1,000 pharmacies sign up for consultation service in three weeks, says pharmacy minister

26/09/2019
More than 1,000 pharmacies have registered to offer the ‘community pharmacy consultation service’ so far, the pharmacy minister has said.

Ethnicity pay gap for UK pharmacists increases

26/09/2019
The difference in pay between white and non-white pharmacists has widened by 0.3 percentage points over the last year, figures from The Pharmaceutical Journal’s 2019 salary and job satisfaction survey show

Ethnicity pay gap for pharmacists increases

26/09/2019
The difference in pay between white and non-white pharmacists has widened by 0.3 percentage points over the last year, figures from The Pharmaceutical Journal’s 2019 salary and job satisfaction survey show

Nearly 30 million US adults could be taking aspirin for primary CVD prevention

26/09/2019
Nearly 30 million adults without cardiovascular disease in the United States could be at risk of harm from taking daily aspirin as a preventative medicine.

Labour Party's compulsory licensing plans would 'undermine' medicines development, says pharmaceutical industry

26/09/2019
Compulsory licensing to secure generic versions of patented medicines would “completely undermine” medicines development, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has said in its response to plans announced by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party.

Pharmacy Learning Complete 'fits the way students learn today'

25/09/2019
After two years in development, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched Pharmacy Learning Complete — a digital learning platform for pharmacy schools, featuring the full content from 58 core pharmacy textbooks alongside new, specially commissioned learning material.

Jean Logan to represent RPS Scotland on Drug Deaths Taskforce

25/09/2019
Jean Logan, associate director of pharmacy community care services at NHS Forth Valley, will represent the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland on a new Drug Deaths Taskforce.

Half of community pharmacists report low morale

24/09/2019
Community pharmacists have the lowest level of morale among the pharmacy profession, results from The Pharmaceutical Journal’s 2019 ‘Salary and satisfaction survey’ have revealed.

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