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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

Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs

A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say. more →

Parents 'avoid mental health talks'

More than half of parents in England have never spoken to their children about stress, anxiety and depression, a survey suggests. more →

A&E waiting times 'getting worse'

Waiting times in A&E departments across the UK are worsening as pressures grow in hospitals, figures suggest. more →

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Latest BBC General News

NI abortion law 'breaches human rights'

The High Court in Belfast rules abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of human rights laws. more →

Climate talks 'could be turning point'

US President Barack Obama says key UN climate conference in Paris could be a "turning point" in global efforts to limit future temperature rises. more →

Corbyn to meet shadow cabinet on Syria

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to meet his shadow cabinet to discuss possible air strikes in Syria amid splits in the shadow cabinet. more →

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