A government-led review of the NHS Health Check programme will look into providing patients with “personalised interventions” based on where they live, their age and their genetics.
The number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales has reached a record high, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
A third of undergraduate pharmacy students who answered a survey after taking part in an experiential learning pilot programme in Scotland said they had not had any with patients during their placement.
Government tenders £25m contract for 'express freight service' to transport urgent medicines after Brexit
The Department of Health and Social Care is looking for bids on a contract to set up an “express freight service” ahead of the UK leaving the EU at the end of October 2019.
A drug manufacturer has offered to pay the NHS £8m to resolve concerns around allegations of anti-competitive behaviour over the supply of a prescription drug.
Community pharmacies should have same business rate support as GPs, says LloydsPharmacy parent company
Community pharmacies should have their business rate tax reimbursed by the NHS in the same way as GP practices and dental surgeries, the head of a high street pharmacy chain has said.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee is one of several pharmacy bodies to have signed non-disclosure agreements preventing them from disclosing the UK government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit.
Jo Churchill has been appointed as the new parliamentary under-secretary of state for prevention, public health and primary care at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Patients in A&E could be sent to see a community pharmacist instead of a doctor under a future expansion of the scheme that currently refers patients from NHS 111 and general practice.
The NHS has launched a pilot test and treat service for patients who suspect they have a urinary tract infection.
Nearly three in four patients who were delayed on discharge from hospital said it was because they had to wait for medicines, a Care Quality Commission survey has found.
Leaving the EU without a deal would likely result in the UK being “unplugged” from the Falsified Medicines Directive, Martin Sawer, executive director of the Healthcare Distribution Association, has told a select committee of MPs.
Customers who buy cannabis from “adult use” dispensaries, where no medical certificate is required, commonly report that they use it for pain relief or to help them sleep.
Use of certain antidepressants to treat depression in patients with diabetes is associated with a reduction in mortality, according to a population-based study.
Children with persistently low plasma vitamin D levels at birth and in early childhood have an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure later in childhood, research has suggested.
Taking certain antidepressants reduces the efficacy of the opioid medicine tramadol, according to research published in Pharmacotherapy.
Receiving statin treatment for five years or more is associated with a 21% reduced risk of primary glaucoma, research has shown.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease have a lower risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular events if they are treated with canagliflozin, research has confirmed.
Patients who underwent knee replacement who used an app to monitor their analgesic use had better pain control and took fewer opioids post surgery, study results show.
Concerns raised over non-medical alprazolam useSubscription
The benzodiazepine alprazolam is being obtained for non-medical use in the UK, particularly among young people, a survey has found.