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  • In response to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of some Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) medicines, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a further ten new Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs). Following the three HRT SSPs issued at the end of April 2022, the ten new SSPs, introduced with immediate effect, allow...
  • PSNC Chief Executive Janet Morrison has recorded a video message for community pharmacy contractors about her personal reflections on the proposals for the future of PSNC and LPCs made by the Pharmacy Representation Review Steering Group (RSG). In the video, Janet recognises the proposals as sensible and practical steps that any modern and forward-thinking sector...
  • A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 15 Issue 10 May 2022) has been published and includes articles on: Denosumab 60mg (Prolia): should not be used in patients under 18 years due to the risk of serious hypercalcaemia COVID-19 vaccines and medicines: updates for May 2022 Letters and medicine...
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Insulin isophane human (Insuman Basal SoloStar®) 100 IU/ml suspension forinjection in a pre-filled pen. MSN/2022/046 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 18th May 2022 Supplies of Insuman Basal SoloStar Pen® will be limited until week commencing 6th June 2022...
  • Class 2 Medicines recall: Mefenamic Acid 500mg film coated tablets (Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd) Drug alert number: EL (22) A/23 Date issued: 17th May 2022 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for: Mefenamic Acid 500mg film coated tablets (Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd) Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd are recalling a...
  • Following our previous announcement that the NHS prescription charge would not be uplifted on 1st April 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care has now announced that NHS prescription charges in England will remain frozen for the rest of 2022/23. This is the first time in 12 years that the charge has not increased....