Can we afford not to self care?
One in five accident and emergency visits are unnecessary and cost the NHS £290 million a year, according to new research commissioned by PAGB.
SMART Conference 2015: MCA training under spotlight
More than six out of 10 customers buying OTC medicines from pharmacies are given advice by medicines counter assistants – but concerns remain about the quality and consistency of that advice, said PM editor Richard Thomas. more →
SMART Conference 2015: protecting your brand
The OTC industry needs a major rethink if it is to meet the needs of the general public, delegates at this year’s SMART conference were told. more →
IPF and NPA to merge
The National Pharmacy Association and the Independent Pharmacy Federation are joining forces "to strengthen support and leadership for the independent pharmacy sector", both organisations say. more →
Analysts predict surge in ‘blockbuster drugs’ entering the market in 2015
Over the next twelve months there will be 11 “blockbuster” drugs entering the market, according to business intelligence company Thomson Reuters. more →
Numark calls for clarity over practice pharmacists
Numark has welcomed the proposals from the RPS and Royal College of GPs for pharmacists to be based in surgeries, but has called for clarity on their roles and funding. more →