Pharmacy News

NPA criticises timeframe for responding to inspection reports

Representatives of independent pharmacy owners call on regulator to grant independents flexibility over premises inspection reports. more →

More taking atorvastatin following NICE recommendation

Atorvastatin is set to become the most prescribed drug in the UK following changes to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). more →

Co-operative Group sells pharmacies to Bestway

Staff at Co-operative Pharmacy’s 770 outlets across the UK will be transferred to a new business under its purchase by Bestway, a global business with interests in wholesale cash and carry, cement and banking. more →

Stop using antibiotics for acne, says dermatologist

Antibiotics should not be used for acne because they are ineffective and contributing to resistance. more →

12-month suspension for pharmacists caught in BBC sting

Fitness-to-practise hearings conclude with suspensions after BBC Inside Out investigation. more →

Inhaled steroids suppress growth in children, say Cochrane reviewers

Two reviews of data about the effects on growth of corticosteroid inhalers in asthmatic children have reinforced guidance that the lowest effective dose should be given. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

NHS 'should work more with hospices'

Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard. more →

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. more →

Quarantine over China plague death

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say. more →

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Latest BBC General News

MH17 victims begin long journey home

The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning. more →

UK licensing arms exports to Russia

Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said. more →

Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening

The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park. more →

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