NPA survey says public against online medicine sales

by Jcasp | July 20, 2017


Two thirds of respondents to a National Pharmacy Association (NPA) survey are against online retailers providing NHS medicines in place of local pharmacies. Online medicine sales are on the rise, however their popularity some think is not. NPA survey 69% of over 1,000 “consumers” polled last month oppose “a shift away from local pharmacies supplying […]

NHS England challenged by drug industry over medicine price limits

by Jcasp | July 18, 2017


Trade body applies for judicial review of decision taken by NHS England and Nice, holding back funding for new drugs which is set to cost more than £20m a year in their first three years of use. NHS England :The UK drug industry is taking legal action over new limits on the price of medicines which […]

NHS prescribed record number of antidepressants in 2016

by Jcasp | July 14, 2017


Antidepressants : The NHS prescribed a record number of antidepressants last year, fuelling the upward trend that has seen the number of pills given to patients more than double over the last 10 years. However, this rise in figures raised many questions whether the rise is due to doctors handing out the drugs too freely, […]