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Galen launches new Exocream and Myribase pump dispensers

The packaging for both creams was switched last month from a 500g pump to a 500ml airless pump dispenser, which Galen said would take up…

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Welsh community pharmacies see £1.4m funding rise for 2018-19

The move to add more funding – a 1% increase on the current global sum – was announced by minister for health and social services…

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Lawyer: Legal challenge could put pharmacists’ shortage powers at risk

The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense an alternative…

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PDA seeks compensation for 600 pharmacists affected by Well data leak

In December 2018, Well said it was “truly sorry” after a document – which included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and some payroll numbers…

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Scholl and College of Podiatry partner ahead of Foot Health Month

The partnership – announced last month – aims to raise awareness of the importance of good foot health, manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) said. The College…

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MHRA investigating 25 pharmacies as part of POM diversion crackdown

The investigation into “an extensive network of criminality” diverting POMs to be sold illegally online was first announced by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory…

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CCA: 5,000-pharmacy audit proves case for commissioned BP services

Pharmacy teams had 221,091 interactions with patients regarding their blood pressure over a one week period in 2017, the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) – which…

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Boots parent company to focus on UK as part of cost-saving programme

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced plans for a three-year programme – which will aim to save $1bn annually by the end of its third year –…

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Nurofen survey shows parents concerned about managing children’s pain

The OnePoll survey – which had 2,000 respondents and ran throughout October – found that 64% of parents worry about how best to treat their…

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New owner for MDS supplier Biodose comes too late for some pharmacies

In October, pharmacies were given six weeks to find a new MDS supplier, after Biodose’s parent company Protomed announced it would close the business on…

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