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

YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'

Social media stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes feature in a study into the protection of children online. more →

Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

A Times newspaper investigation found the NHS was charged £3,220 for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. more →

Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Portsmouth Mutiny Festival: Two die after falling ill

One person remains in a critical condition and The Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth has been cancelled. more →

Spectacular lightning strikes parts of UK

Around 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded in just four hours, BBC Weather said. more →

Lightning strike causes Stansted Airport disruption

Flights are cancelled or delayed after its aircraft fuelling system was damaged by a thunderstorm. more →

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