Pharmacy News

Almost all pharmacies rated satisfactory

Around 2,000 pharmacies in England, Scotland and Wales have been inspected under the new inspection model, and more than 90 per cent were rated satisfactory. more →

MHRA reviews chloramphenicol packaging after picking errors

Medicines safety regulators are to review the packaging of chloramphenicol eye and ear drops after an audit suggested there were 100 dispensing errors involving chloramphenicol preparations each year in the UK. more →

Pharmacists could carry out medication reviews in GP practices, says RCGP chair

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has spoken out about the increased role that community pharmacy could play in primary care for the second time in a week. more →

Embrace opportunities of 5-year NHS plan, pharmacists urged

The ‘Five Year Forward View’ document highlights how NHS services need to be more patient-focused and efficient. more →

New Zealand allows access to sildenafil through pharmacy

Sildenafil can be supplied by a pharmacist who has successfully completed the approved training programme for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men aged 35–70 years. more →

Johnson & Johnson accelerates Ebola vaccine push

Janssen plans to produce more than one million doses of the vaccine regimen in 2015. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. more →

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists. more →

New strike by NHS staff announced

NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Abuse victims 'want Woolf to quit'

Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist. more →

'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says. more →

Four people hurt in fireworks blaze

Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire. more →

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