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Help fight C-19 by signposting patients to clinical studies

Community pharmacists and their teams are being encouraged to support the nation’s fight against COVID-19 by signposting patients with suspected or even confirmed SARS-COV-2 infection to the PRINCIPLE trial. The PRINCIPLE trial platform is a UK-wide priority trial to find treatments for COVID-19 and the only one based in primary care. It is designed to...

By |October 25th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Help fight C-19 by signposting patients to clinical studies

October 2020 Price Concessions 2nd Update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug  Pack Size Price Concession  Ciprofloxacin 250mg tablets 10 £1.37 Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream 15g £44.00 Irbesartan 300mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablets 28 £14.31 Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £3.31 Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £10.07 Tamoxifen 20mg tablets 30 £13.99 Zonisamide...

By |October 23rd, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on October 2020 Price Concessions 2nd Update

MHRA Drug Safety Update October 2020

A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 14 Issue 2 September 2020) has been published and includes articles on: 5-fluorouracil (intravenous), capecitabine, tegafur: DPD testing recommended before initiation to identify patients at increased risk of severe and fatal toxicity Flucytosine (Ancotil): new contraindication in patients with DPD deficiency Niraparib...

By |October 23rd, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on MHRA Drug Safety Update October 2020

Medicine Supply Notification: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today issued a medicine supply notification for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz) Advanz, the sole supplier, are out of stock of fluoxetine 30mg capsules with resupply expected mid-December 2020 Fluoxetine 10mg and 20mg capsules remain available A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 20/10/2020 further details can...

By |October 21st, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Medicine Supply Notification: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz)

Medicine Supply Notification: Salazopyrin En-Tabs (sulfasalazine) 500mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today issued a medicine supply notification for Salazopyrin En-Tabs (sulfasalazine) 500mg tablets Pfizer are out of stock of Salazopyrin En-Tabs until early December 2020 Generic versions of sulfasalazine 500mg gastro-resistant tablets remain available UKMI have advised there are no known differences in bioavailability between the branded and...

By |October 21st, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Medicine Supply Notification: Salazopyrin En-Tabs (sulfasalazine) 500mg tablets