Following discussions between Community Pharmacy England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding medicine pricing issues reported by pharmacy owners, the Department has today (31/10/2023) announced the following final list of price concessions for October 2023: Drug Pack size Price concession Atomoxetine 10mg capsules 28 £45.59 Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £31.19 Betahistine 16mg [...]
A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 17 Issue 3 October 2023) has been published and includes articles on: Isotretinoin (Roaccutane▼): introduction of new safety measures, including additional oversight of the initiation of treatment for patients under 18 years of age MedSafetyWeek November 2023: your Yellow Card report helps [...]
Pharmacy Press As today marks the beginning of Ask Your Pharmacist Week (October 30th to November 6th), the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has also released survey data highlighting that more people in England are embracing community pharmacies as key healthcare settings. This polling data supports the wider efforts to promote the crucial role of pharmacies [...]
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The Sunday Times The supply issues for ADHD medicines have intensified alongside a significant increase in patient demand. The situation presents as a growing challenge for community pharmacies that are unable to obtain stock. Additionally, GPs are also having to refer patients back to specialist clinics for dose adjustments, which is leading to delays in [...]
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Community pharmacy owners are being asked to share their views on the coming winter and beyond, ahead of the next full Community Pharmacy England Committee meeting which will be held in November. This committee meeting comes at a critical time as the unsustainable pressures on community pharmacies continue through the autumn period, and our Committee [...]
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