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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

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope

Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain. more →

Doctors' dispute 'could become a war'

The dispute over the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors "could become a war" between NHS staff, employers and the government, a union warns. more →

Zika brain defect link confirmed "soon"

The World Health Organization says it expects to decide within a few weeks if there is a link between Zika and microcephaly in newborns. more →

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Latest BBC General News

PM: UK will not 'retreat from world'

David Cameron tells German leaders it is in Europe's interests for the UK to stay in a reformed EU, as he prepares for next week's crunch summit. more →

Trident 'lets UK punch above weight'

Britain must keep its Trident nuclear weapons system if it wants to play a significant role in the world, the US defence secretary tells the BBC. more →

US scientists warn on 'dustbowl' risk

US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact on American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging. more →

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