Pharmacy News

LloydsPharmacy acquires Sainsbury's pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy and Sainsbury's announce "strategic partnership" more →

New diabetes treatment

A new diabetes treament, Xultophy, is now available more →

Sugar intake should be halved

Experts have recommended that daily sugar intake be cut by 50 per cent more →

The word on the tweet

There is a thriving network of pharmacy tweeters but recent exchanges have left a sour taste in the mouth – which is a shame as Twitter and social media in general have much to offer the profession. more →

Hospital prescribing errors "substantial"

Problem of prescribing errors in hospitals is “substantial”, pharmacist-led research finds more →

One-in-four pre-reg trainees fail exam

The General Pharmaceutical Council has released the names of the 2,077 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in June. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Meningitis B jabs start for UK babies

Meningitis B vaccination for all newborn babies starts to take place across the UK - the first scheme of its kind in the world. more →

NHS funds spent on 'patient treats'

Thousands of pounds of NHS personal health budgets are being spent on "treats", including holidays, clothes and pedalo hire, an investigation finds. more →

New insecticide method '100% effective'

A new method of applying insecticide to nets has proved 100% effective against certain resistant mosquitoes, an international study reports. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Migrants barred from Hungary station

Hundreds of migrants protest outside a major railway station in Budapest after police seal off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU. more →

EU vote question 'should be changed'

The Electoral Commission recommends changing the question for the EU referendum, saying the existing wording could be seen as biased. more →

Charities 'sold 87-year-old's details'

The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating claims that an 87-year-old man's personal details were sold or passed on by charities up to 200 times. more →

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