Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Class 3 MHRA drug alert – Dutor (duloxetine) 20mg, 30mg, 40mg and 60mg gastro-resistant capsules, hard (Torrent Pharma (UK) Ltd)

Drug alert number: EL (17) A/07 Date issued: 31st July 2017 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 3 pharmacy and wholesaler level recall, to be action within five days, for certain batches of: Dutor (duloxetine) 20, 30mg, 40mg and 60mg gastro-resistant capsules, hard (1 x 28 and 1 x...

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Update on the Health and Care Landscape (July 2017)

This briefing is part of a series issued regularly by PSNC to inform pharmacy contractors and LPCs of developments in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. These briefings contain useful background information to help you understand what is happening in the wider health and care environment which may impact on community pharmacy.  They build...

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Training requirements for the national Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18

The launch of the national community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 is now just under five weeks away so community pharmacy contractors may wish to consider the training requirements for the service if they have not already done so. Face-to-face training for both injection technique and basic life support Pharmacists providing the Flu Vaccination Service...

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Ask PSNC: NUMSAS FAQs

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) since the service has gone live. Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q.I have received a NUMSAS referral from NHS 111 whilst my pharmacy was closed. In what instances can such referrals be...

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July 2017 Price Concessions/NCSO (further update)

The Department of Health has granted the following price concessions for July 2017: Drug Pack size Price concession Betahistine 16mg tablets 84 £11.95 Betahistine 8mg tablets 84 £5.85 Buspirone 10mg tablets 30 £9.57 Dapsone 50mg tablets 28 £46.19 Diamorphine 30mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £16.52 Exemestane 25mg tablets 30 £65.00 Levetiracetam 1g...

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