Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Seasonal flu vaccination reminder for pharmacy teams

Pharmacy teams have been reminded of the importance of getting themselves vaccinated against flu by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Dr Keith Ridge. In a letter to PSNC, Dr Ridge, said:  “Pharmacy professionals are reminded by the General Pharmaceutical Council to consider getting vaccinated to protect themselves, their patients and their families and to encourage their staff to...

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MHRA company-led drug alert – Adalat LA 30mg tablets (Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Limited, repackaged by Pharmagen Limited)

CLDA number: CLDA (16) A/08 Date issued: 29th September 2016. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led drug recall for: Adalat LA 30mg tablets (Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Limited, repackaged by Pharmagen Limited) PL number: IB: C1604 Originator batch number: BXH84X5 Expiry date: 08/2019 There is a possibility that some packs of...

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New research demonstrates high patient satisfaction with MURs

Researchers from the Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, have published what is believed to be the first quantitative, nationwide study of patient satisfaction levels with the Medicines Use Review (MUR) service conducted within one pharmacy chain. The research project was conducted in collaboration with the East of England Respiratory Clinical Network and the...

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Glycopyrronium bromide 1mg/5ml oral solution has been removed from Part VIIIB of the October Drug Tariff

Glycopyrronium bromide 1mg/5ml oral solution has been removed from Part VIIIB of the Drug Tariff. This is because a licensed alternative, Glycopyrronium bromide 1mg/5ml oral solution sugar free, is now available and has been added to Part VIIIA effective from 1st October 2016. Changes to the Drug Tariff impact on reimbursement so it’s important to take note when...

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Claiming payment for the national Flu Vaccination Service

Community pharmacy contractors who have provided the national flu service during the month of September are reminded of the need to claim payment for the service and reimbursement of vaccine costs as part of the end of month prescription bundle submission process. The claim is made by submitting a completed copy of the Community Pharmacy...

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