Pharmacy News

Disappointment at decision not to cap pharmacy student numbers

The government’s decision not to introduce some form of intake control went against most responses to a consultation on the matter. more →

Medication errors common in children

A new study cites miscommunication and incorrect measuring of doses as factors. more →

Day Lewis pilots two-pharmacist model in a bid to win services

Professional support pharmacists are being employed to drive service commissioning. more →

National minor ailment scheme could help save NHS £1bn

Costs to the NHS of treating minor ailments would be greatly reduced if patients were seen by pharmacists rather than GPs or in A&E departments. more →

New medicine service guaranteed a place in pharmacy, conference hears

The new medicine service, which has been funded by the government since 2011, has been given a firmer grounding. more →

Regulator rejects call for stricter control of laxative sales

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has rejected an eating disorder charity’s appeal for laxatives to be reclassified as pharmacy-only drugs. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says. more →

Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. more →

Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny

First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales. more →

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UK ends Afghan combat operations

The last UK base and a key US base in Afghanistan are handed over to Afghan security forces, ending British combat operations in the country. more →

US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa. more →

Inmate planned kidnap and escape

Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned. more →

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