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Friday 24 May 2019

Beth Kennedy

Articles by this author

Fri 17 May
Fri 17 May
Pharmacy regulators in Britain and Northern Ireland are considering making the registration assessment the same in all four UK countries.
Thu 16 May
Thu 16 May
Regularly taking glucosamine supplements is linked to a ‘significantly lower risk’ of cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study has found.
Wed 15 May
Wed 15 May
The National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE) has reversed its draft decision not to recommend ocrelizumab (Ocrevus, Roche) for treating primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) in adults.
Wed 8 May
Wed 8 May
The anti-epileptic drug Epanutin will be out of stock until November in its 50mg Infatabs (phenytoin base) form due to manufacturing delays, Pfizer has announced
Tue 16 April
Tue 16 April
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is cracking down on internet pharmacy safety by making these businesses carry out identity checks on patients before they sell them medication
Wed 10 April
Wed 10 April
Pharmacists who qualified in the European Union (EU) can continue to practise in the UK after Brexit, even in a no-deal scenario, the Government has confirmed.
Tue 2 April
Tue 2 April
A pharmacist has been appointed onto a forum of healthcare professionals overseeing the delivery of the NHS Long-Term Plan (LTP).
Mon 1 April
Mon 1 April
The Government’s medicines watchdog has issued guidance on fluoroquinolone antibiotics following some reports of ‘potentially irreversible’ side effects affecting multiple systems, organ classes and senses.
Wed 27 March
Wed 27 March
Almost two thirds of primary care workers have predicted that Britain’s exit from the EU will make medicines shortages worse
Tue 12 March
Tue 12 March
Research led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has been awarded €7m to investigate new treatments for Parkinson’s over three years.
Thu 7 March
Thu 7 March
With so little clarity about the terms of Brexit, how can pharmacists know how the medicines supply chain will be affected, ponders our editor-in-chief Beth Kennedy
Wed 6 March
Wed 6 March
Giving children the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism, according to the results of a major new study.
Wed 23 January
Wed 23 January
Those aged 18-29 are the most likely to suffer an asthma attack and least likely to receive life-saving asthma care than any other age group, research has revealed.
Mon 21 January
Mon 21 January
The National Institute of health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Verzenios (abemaciclib) in combination with an aromatase inhibitor (AI) to treat metastatic breast cancer
Tue 15 January
Tue 15 January
Former regional pharmaceutical officer for the Israeli Ministry of Health Yaakov Cass outlines his views on how hospital pharmacists should handle hazardous drugs
Wed 9 January
Wed 9 January
Hospital pharmacists deserve more recognition than they got from this major planning document
Mon 7 January
Mon 7 January
New plans for the NHS to tackle ‘killer conditions’ such as strokes and heart attacks could save up to half a million lives, the UK’s Government has announced.
Fri 4 January
Fri 4 January
The medicines watchdog has recalled certain batches of products containing ibesartan made by the manufacturer Accord (formerly Actavis) over contamination fears.
Thu 15 November
Thu 15 November
The closer the UK gets to leaving the EU, the more questions that remain unanswered
Thu 15 November
Thu 15 November
Matt Hancock made the comments during a five-hour cabinet meeting discussing the Brexit deal negotiated with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, according to The Times

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