Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England.
The number of pharmacy training places in Wales is set to nearly double in the next four years, the Welsh government has announced.
The government has said it will “review its position” on drug stockpiles held in case of a no-deal Brexit after the UK agreed an extension to its date for leaving the EU.
Over half of patients started on statin therapy do not achieve optimal therapeutic reduction of their cholesterol within two years, a study published in Heart has found.
A research team is studying whether drones could be used to deliver hospital medicines or blood to isolated patients in rural areas of Wales.
NHS spending on over-the-counter items in England fell by £25.9m in the year to January 2019, despite NHS England promising up to £100m of savings when it published guidance on reducing the number of prescriptions for OTC medicines.
Antibiotic OTC treatments for sore throat could be fuelling antimicrobial resistance, researchers warn
Over-the-counter treatments that do not contain antibiotics should be considered for the symptomatic management of sore throat to help protect against antimicrobial resistance, researchers have recommended.
The government has responded to a petition calling for responsible pharmacist proposals to be rejected saying that it has no current plans to remove the requirement that a pharmacist must supervise the sale or supply of pharmacy or prescription only medicines at or from a registered pharmacy.
Online pharmacies will have to verify the identities of patients they are prescribing for, under new guidance published by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Proposals to develop a five-year apprenticeship scheme for pharmacists have been criticised as “highly disruptive to the profession”.
Seema Kennedy has been appointed as the new parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Plans from the General Pharmaceutical Council for the education and training of pharmacists could pose a risk to the future pharmacy workforce, if implemented without secure funding, the SalvaDore has warned.
The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association has said it “tends to disagree” with plans put forward by the General Pharmaceutical Council to integrate the five years of initial training and education for pharmacists.
The General Pharmaceutical Council is asking for views on proposed guidance for pharmacist prescribers to make sure they provide safe and effective care when prescribing.
Diagnosis of depression is infrequently recorded on older adults’ patient notes, a survey of 27 acute hospitals across England has shown.
Older adults with hypertension who take sleeping tablets are more likely to receive an increased number of antihypertensive medicines over time, study results have shown.
A previously reported association between analgesic use in pregnancy and childhood asthma is likely to result from confounding factors, researchers have concluded.
Beta interferons improve survival in patients with relapsing-onset multiple sclerosis when used for at least three years, research has shown.
Women are more likely to report adverse drug reactions to certain drugs than men, research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has shown.
Statin use is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a prospective study has found.
A novel treatment has been found to be effective in improving symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, such as attention and hyperactivity.
Hormone replacement therapy is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, research published in The BMJ has found