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Living with advanced breast cancer

Sponsored Content by EisaiJul 15 2019 Thought LeadersDr. Javier CortesHead of Breast Cancer ProgramIOB Institute of Oncology An interview with Dr Javier Cortes, Head of…

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Knights Pharmacy scoops two C+D Awards – including new locum category

Zia Haq was crowned Locum of the Year in a new category introduced for 2019. Mr Haq (pictured below) was recognised for saving the lives…

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British and Northern Irish pre-reg exams could be combined by 2021

According to notes from a workshop held in April, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have already “begun…

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8,500 exemptions digitally checked in prescription fraud crackdown

The real-time exemption checking (RTEC) system – which is currently being used in four pharmacies in Manchester, Oldham, Leeds and Cleethorpes – allows pharmacists to…

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CCGs’ cost-saving insulin switches causing patient safety incidents

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has received between two and three reports of patient safety incidents resulting from CCG medicines management teams switching patients from…

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National Association of Women Pharmacists to dissolve after 114 years

The decision – made at the association’s annual general meeting on April 30 – was a result of “numerous social changes”, it explained yesterday (May…

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Naproxen and candesartan among 30 price concessions agreed for April

Drug Strength Form Price Amiloride 5mg tablets (28) £9.50 Baclofen 10mg tablets (84) £1.67 Candesartan 32mg tablets (28) £2.40 Carvedilol 3.125mg tablets (28) £1.21 Carvedilol…

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Welsh government pledges £5m to double number of pre-reg pharmacists

An additional £3.6m will be invested in 2020-21, followed by a further £1.3m by 2023-24, minister for health and social services Vaughan Gething announced today…

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MPs’ suspicion of shortages powers ‘depressing’ and ‘frustrating’

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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The ‘exceptional’ factors needed to grant pharmacists shortages powers

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

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