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Pfizer Closes Two UK Manufacturing Plants, But Brexit not to Blame

Friday, 13 January 2017

Pfizer is shutting two manufacturing plants in the UK. One site to close within the next few months is at Park Royal in London, which Pfizer recently took over from Hospira.

Pfizer Closes Two UK Manufacturing Plants, But Brexit not to Blame

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5 Secrets of Success from the Pharmacy Practice of the Year

Friday, 13 January 2017

Congratulations to Bernadette Brown, whose Cadham Pharmacy has been named as Pharmacy Practice of the Year at the Scottish Pharmacist Awards 2016.


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Do you want to have a binding agreement? High Court Case Shows Importance of Agreeing All Terms

Thursday, 12 January 2017

In order for there to be a binding agreement, there needs to be acceptance by one party of an offer made by another. Failure to agree on all points would mean that there is no binding agreement.


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EU Court Rules on Pharmaceutical Repackaging Case

Thursday, 12 January 2017

In the pharmaceutical repackaging case of Ferring Laegemidler A/S v Orifarm A/S, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has given its decision


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Small Suppliers: Have Your Say in Consultation over Late Payments

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Small businesses are being encouraged to give their input into a new process that is designed to speed up payments to them.


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American Presidential Election Triggers Rumours of Pharma Acquisition Tidal Wave

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The election of Donald Trump as President Elect has created a ripple effect of disruption across the globe in many areas of business - the pharma sector being no different.


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Brexit Could Cause More Expensive Drugs and Shortages, Say Healthcare Distribution Association

Thursday, 12 January 2017

A hard Brexit could lead to more expensive drugs as well as an increased number of shortages.

Brexit Could Cause More Expensive Drugs and Shortages, Say Healthcare Distribution Association

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Up to £2bn may be Wasted by NHS on Ineffective Treatments

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Up to £2 billion is wasted each year by the National Health Service on ineffective treatments, claims the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.


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The Battle to Beat Cancer Continues as new Partnership Comes Together to Fund Life Science Projects

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, Syncona and BACIT have announced plans to create an up to £1 billion company to invest in life sciences.


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NPA Gets Legal as the Challenge to Government Pharmacy cuts Takes a New Turn

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has launched a legal challenge against the Government's proposed plans to cut £113 million from the pharmacy budget.


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Overdose of Online Prescriptions Could have Devastating Effect on Antibiotic Resistance

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

The General Medical Council has launched an investigation after a number of antibiotics were prescribed freely by some online pharmacies in ways that should not have happened according to NICE guidelines.


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Accelerated Access Review Report Published: Faster Access to Innovative Medicines and Medtech Promoted

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Accelerated Access Review (AAR), originally commissioned by the Government in November 2014, has published its final report.


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EU Pharma Loses Over €10bn a Year to Counterfeit Medicines

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The pharmaceutical industry in the European Union is losing €10.2bn a year, or 4.4% of sales, due to counterfeit medicines.


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Three-Parent Baby is Welcomed to the World

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A baby boy which has genetic material from three adults has been born.


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Community Pharmacy Hopes Slashed as Government Announces Cuts to Funding

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Government has announced that community pharmacy funding will be cut by 4% for 2016-2017 and 3.4% for 2017-2018 - an overall reduction in funding to approximately £2.592bn.