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An initial 23 products were listed on October 4 last year, with more added and removed since. All the products are at “high risk of parallel export...
25/03/2020 1
PREMIUM
Mr Graham, 55, a regular customer, comes into your pharmacy. He asks to speak to you in private and explains that he’s been prescribed a new medicine...
12/03/2020 0
PREMIUM
On July 1, 2019, new legislation came into force in England to allow the issuing of serious shortage protocols (SSPs). Since then, there have been...
05/03/2020 0
Four items from the Evorel range were out of stock in February 2020
HRT shortages have been a headache for pharmacy teams for the last few years. Not only are patients affected when their medicines are unavailable,...
27/02/2020 9
The increasing number of medicines going out of stock or being discontinued entirely is having a profound effect on the work the medicine teams are...
25/02/2020 6
DH has asked companies to assess the possible impact of coronavirus on their business
Although there are no current medicine shortages in the UK linked to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the government is taking “precautionary...
13/02/2020 1
RCOG: It is "unclear why there is a shortage in the first place or when the normal supply of the products might resume”
Continuing shortages of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and contraceptive drugs are “unacceptable” and causing “utter chaos” for pharmacists,...
07/02/2020 1
The year 2020 will see continued pressures on the UK’s medicines supply chain – they have become the ‘new normal’. The immediate no-deal Brexit...
21/01/2020 6
Whether it was the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive, unannounced inspections or the five-year funding contract in England, 2019...
03/01/2020 3
A serious shortage protocol has been issued for haloperidol
This is the second product subject to a “serious shortage protocol” (SSP), which grants pharmacists the powers to dispense a suitable alternative to...
23/12/2019 2

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