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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

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest. more →

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust

Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says. more →

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Teenagers to find out A-level results

A drop in university applications is likely to mean a "buyer's market" with more options available. more →

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns. more →

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Mr Trump's comments about violence in Charlottesville had sparked a series of resignations. more →

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