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RPS England talks to BBC about EpiPen shortage

The current shortage of EpiPens hit the headlines again today as a cause of concern for people at risk of anaphylactic shock. Supply problems of EpiPens are due to manufacturing issues.Two other bran

Avastin/Lucentis/Eylea ruling good news for patients, says RPS

Responding to news that the NHS will allow Avastin to be prescribed for age related wet macular degeneration, RPS President Ash Soni said: “This is a landmark ruling and good news for patients

Two new Members join the Scottish Pharmacy Board

We are delighted to announce that Tamara Cairney and Andrew Carruthers have joined the Scottish Pharmacy Board as co-opted Board Members. Tamara is a pharmacist in a split role between the Royal Alex

RPS England sets out five tests for Primary Care Networks

The English Pharmacy Board has today (Thursday) written to NHS England setting outfive tests for Primary Care Networksto ensure greater joined-up working across the whole of the health and care workfo

Company-Led Drug Alert: Imatinib 400mg Capsules PL 36390/0180

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led recall for Imatinib 400mg Capsules. Cipla (EU) Limited has informed the MHRA that there is an error on the Pat

Class 4 medicines defect information: Caspofungin 70mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Class 4 drug alert for Caspofungin 70mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion. Cadiasun Pharma GmBH has advised t

BNF app wins prestigious BIMA award

The British National Formulary (BNF) App has won the Website & App Impact award and the overall category award for best Website & App at the British Interactive Media (BIMA) Awards. The BNF A

RPS in Scotland welcomes new programme by Scottish Government

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland would like to welcome the publishing of the Scottish Government’s new programme for 2018-19 “Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow

One responsible pharmacist per pharmacy

Adding informationto the RPS statement on its consultation response on hospital dispensing errors and superintendent and responsible pharmacists, RPS President Ash Soni said: “The RPS has alway

RPS signs new mental health charter

The RPS today signed The Charter for Equal Health as a partner of Equally Well UK, a group of over 50 organisations including government bodies, statutory organisations and charities dedicated to redu