Starpharms.com, a website which will allow independent community pharmacies to access a range of manufacturers' special offers on non-prescription medicines, is about to enter trials. If successful, the site could be launched by the end of the month.
Inhale Therapeutic Systems Inc, an American drug delivery company, has acquired Bradford Particle Design (BPD) Plc, a company established by the school of pharmacy at Bradford university, for $200m (£138m).
Dutch pharmacy group Kruidvat is on the verge of buying the pharmacy, health and beauty chain Superdrug for £330m, according to media reports.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd officially opened its £40m respiratory research centre at Horsham, West Sussex, on February 27. The centre will be the base for 180 research scientists working on new medicines for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Novartis will be allocating £20m a year towards this research.
Pharmaceuticals Ltd has been rebranded as Alpharma Ltd. The move follows the acquisition of Cox by the American generics company Alpharma Inc in 1998. Rebranded packaging will be introduced next year.
Disability living aids and incontinence products are now available on Numark Ltd's consumer (www.numarkpharmacists.com). Products will be delivered through local Numark pharmacies.
Moss Pharmacy's branch at Sefton Road, Litherland, Liverpool, was recently used as a location for filming part of a forthcoming film, 51st State, which is to be released in the summer.
Doncaster based pharmacy chain H. I. Weldrick Ltd has had its (www.weldricks.co.uk) accredited by the Which Web Trader approval scheme. In order to do so, the company had to show that the site complied with the Data Protection Act 1998, that it clearly displayed the company's terms and conditions of business and that there were effective systems for complaints and maintaining customers' privacy.
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