New 'willful neglect' criminal sanction under fire
A number of organisations have criticised the Government’s plan to introduce a new criminal sanction for the wilful neglect or ill-treatment of patients by healthcare professionals and organisations in England and Wales.
Theft conviction leads to 12-month suspension
A pharmacist convicted under the Theft Act has been suspended from the Register for 12 months by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Norway pilots free naloxone for drug users
Researchers in Norway have developed a new naloxone nasal spray that could soon be given to drug users in the cities of Bergen and Oslo in a bid to reduce harm and deaths from heroin overdoses. more →
Call to Action - contribute your views
Community pharmacy does not have much longer to give its views to NHS England’s 'Call to action', with the consultation’s 18 March deadline fast approaching. more →
Scandinavian countries show interest in NMS
Pharmacy groups in two Scandinavian countries have shown interest in England’s new medicine service, in the hope of adopting aspects of it into similar programmes in their countries, according to Matthew Boyd, co-chief investigator of the NMS evaluation study. more →
MHRA seeks views on removing small print from medicines ads
The UK medicines regulator wants to change the law to remove detailed information about a product from some printed advertisements and replace it with a link to a website. more →