Monthly Archives: November 2017

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MHRA company-led drug alert – Calcichew-D3 500mg/400 IU caplets (Takeda UK Ltd)

CLDA number: CLDA (17) A/05 Date issued: 28th November 2017 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led drug recall, for a batch of: Calcichew-D3 500/400 IU caplets (Takeda UK Ltd) PL number: PL 16189/0027 Batch number: 11372123 Expiry date: May 2019 The above batch is being recalled because the product...

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Dispensing & Supply monthly update (November 2017)

This briefing is part of a series issued regularly by PSNC to inform pharmacy contractors and pharmacy teams on monthly Drug Tariff changes, commonly asked questions and articles regarding dispensing and supply. This briefing can also be found in the Dispensing & Supply section of November’s CPN. PSNC Briefing 087/17: Monthly Dispensing & Supply update (November 2017)...

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Service case study: community pharmacists administering children’s nasal flu vaccines

What does the service involve? Community pharmacy teams in Leicestershire have been taking part in a ‘catch-up’ programme allowing them to vaccinate children in school years 1-6 against influenza. After a successful pilot during the 2015/16 flu season, the service was re-commissioned during the 2016/17 flu season and again in 2017/18. The purpose of the...

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NHS Choices to trial improved Find a Pharmacy service

The NHS Choices website will shortly start to trial an improved Find a Pharmacy service. This new search service will allow website visitors to find the nearest pharmacy to them which is open at the time of the search. The current pharmacy search on NHS Choices will identify nearby pharmacies, but it does not identify...

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Class 2 MHRA drug alert – Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 80mg film-coated tablets (Pfizer) and atorvastatin 80mg film-coated tablets (Almus livery)

Drug alert number: EL (17) A/12 Date issued: 27th November 2017 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 wholesaler and pharmacy level medicines recall, to be actioned within 48 hours, for certain batches of: Lipitor (atorvastatin) 80mg film-coated tablets, pack size 1 x 28 (Pfizer); and atorvastatin 80mg film-coated...

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