Pharmacy News

Almost all pharmacies rated satisfactory

Around 2,000 pharmacies in England, Scotland and Wales have been inspected under the new inspection model, and more than 90 per cent were rated satisfactory. more →

MHRA reviews chloramphenicol packaging after picking errors

Medicines safety regulators are to review the packaging of chloramphenicol eye and ear drops after an audit suggested there were 100 dispensing errors involving chloramphenicol preparations each year in the UK. more →

Pharmacists could carry out medication reviews in GP practices, says RCGP chair

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has spoken out about the increased role that community pharmacy could play in primary care for the second time in a week. more →

Embrace opportunities of 5-year NHS plan, pharmacists urged

The ‘Five Year Forward View’ document highlights how NHS services need to be more patient-focused and efficient. more →

New Zealand allows access to sildenafil through pharmacy

Sildenafil can be supplied by a pharmacist who has successfully completed the approved training programme for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men aged 35–70 years. more →

Johnson & Johnson accelerates Ebola vaccine push

Janssen plans to produce more than one million doses of the vaccine regimen in 2015. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'

A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds. more →

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. more →

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". more →

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Space project will go on - Branson

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot. more →

Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales. more →

Funeral of murdered SA footballer

Tens of thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa. more →

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