Pharmacy News

Disappointment at decision not to cap pharmacy student numbers

The government’s decision not to introduce some form of intake control went against most responses to a consultation on the matter. more →

Medication errors common in children

A new study cites miscommunication and incorrect measuring of doses as factors. more →

Day Lewis pilots two-pharmacist model in a bid to win services

Professional support pharmacists are being employed to drive service commissioning. more →

National minor ailment scheme could help save NHS £1bn

Costs to the NHS of treating minor ailments would be greatly reduced if patients were seen by pharmacists rather than GPs or in A&E departments. more →

New medicine service guaranteed a place in pharmacy, conference hears

The new medicine service, which has been funded by the government since 2011, has been given a firmer grounding. more →

Regulator rejects call for stricter control of laxative sales

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has rejected an eating disorder charity’s appeal for laxatives to be reclassified as pharmacy-only drugs. more →

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Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. more →

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

The authorities in Mali confirm the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, and say many people were exposed to her. more →

First transplant of 'dead' heart

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Scottish Labour leader standing down

Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues. more →

State of emergency imposed in Sinai

Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers. more →

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

The authorities in Mali confirm the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, and say many people were exposed to her. more →

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