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LloydsPharmacy acquires Sainsbury's pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy and Sainsbury's announce "strategic partnership" more →

New diabetes treatment

A new diabetes treament, Xultophy, is now available more →

Sugar intake should be halved

Experts have recommended that daily sugar intake be cut by 50 per cent more →

The word on the tweet

There is a thriving network of pharmacy tweeters but recent exchanges have left a sour taste in the mouth – which is a shame as Twitter and social media in general have much to offer the profession. more →

Hospital prescribing errors "substantial"

Problem of prescribing errors in hospitals is “substantial”, pharmacist-led research finds more →

One-in-four pre-reg trainees fail exam

The General Pharmaceutical Council has released the names of the 2,077 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in June. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Women reassured over safety of Essure implant

UK regulators reassure women the permanent birth control implant Essure is safe despite concerns in the US. more →

Asthma steroids 'could stunt growth'

Young children given asthma medication before the age of two may not grow to their full height in later life, a preliminary report suggests. more →

GPs being paid to cut patient referrals

Some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation finds. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Two dead after bus hits supermarket

A woman and an eight-year-old boy have died after a double-decker bus crashed into a supermarket in Coventry city centre, police say. more →

Several dead in French Riviera floods

At least 10 people have died after violent storms and flooding hit the French Riviera, including three elderly people who drowned in their retirement home. more →

England let country down - Robshaw

Captain Chris Robshaw says England "let the nation down" as a 33-13 loss to Australia sees the World Cup hosts go out at the pool stage. more →

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