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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 →

Plans to put price tags on medicines

As prescribing rates continue to soar, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has unveiled plans to put price tags on medicines packs – a move that could do more harm than good, according to pharmacy bodies. more →

Alphega Pharmacy pilots mole scanning service

Alphega Pharmacy has launched a pilot mole screening service in 25 of its UK pharmacies this summer, to help detect cases of malignant melanoma. more →

Pharmacy gets national flu vaccination service

PSNC has announced the launch of a national flu vaccination service for community pharmacies, alongside a £2.8 billion funding package agreed with the NHS for 2015/16. more →

Disquiet over pre-reg exam

Discordance with current practice, a high level of specialist clinical knowledge required and time pressures that in real life could impact upon patient safety are among the concerns raised by candidates who sat last month’s pre-registration exam. more →

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