PDA reveal record membership growth

The PDA recently held their 12th Annual General Meeting as a trade union where they revealed another record increase in membership numbers. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was the first general meeting of the union to be held virtually. At the Annual General Meeting, the PDA Union General Secretary, John Murphy reported another successful year [...]

By |2020-07-07T09:40:53+01:00July 7th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Napp Pharmaceuticals announces European Commission approval of Invokana® (canagliflozin) label update to reflect improved renal outcomes in patients with diabetic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

  The European Commission (EC) approval is based on the Canagliflozin and Renal Endpoints in Diabetes with Established Nephropathy Clinical Evaluation (CREDENCE) Phase III renal outcomes trial, which was stopped early based on the achievement of a pre-specified efficacy criterion. Canagliflozin is the first therapy approved in nearly 20 years to slow the progression of [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:16:58+01:00July 6th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Concerns as community pharmacy fails to report cases of COVID among employees

Community Pharmacy employers have not reported any cases of the COVID-19 infection amongst employees despite a regulatory requirement that they must report if there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed because of their work. It is a reasonable assumption that pharmacists and their teams, in all areas of practice, will [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:11:13+01:00July 6th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Deenova Multiplies its Pharmacy Automation Market Presence into 7 European Countries

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deenova reported today its 2020 step-by-step but relentless continued geographic expansion into Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland, with three new and seasoned business development staff totaling 66 years of healthcare industry experience. Christophe Jaffuel, Deenova’s International Business Development Director, stated: “I am extremely pleased to add Carlos Duran (formerly from Becton [...]

By |2020-07-03T03:05:51+01:00July 3rd, 2020|NIH News|Comments Off on Deenova Multiplies its Pharmacy Automation Market Presence into 7 European Countries

PDA calls for regulation of the business behaviours of pharmacy owners who damage the reputation of the profession.

The PDA welcomes this intervention because the reputation of members as professionals is impacted by the reputation of pharmacy in general. The PDA has previously raised concerns that the regulators have focussed too much on individuals and not enough on the employers. The PDA has previously highlighted how the GPhC identified over 650 major patient safety [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:12:06+01:00July 2nd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Community Pharmacy NI welcomes £13.25m funding commitment from Department of Health

Community Pharmacy NI has welcomed today’s announcement of £13.25m in funding for the community pharmacy network by the Department of Health.   Community Pharmacy NI is the professional membership body which represents over 500 local community pharmacies across Northern Ireland.   The funding allocation is set to help sustain and expand transformative services provided by [...]

By |2020-07-02T10:56:30+01:00July 2nd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Delta Dental of California and Its Affiliates

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of Delta Dental of California (DDC) (San Francisco, CA) and its affiliates, Delta Dental Insurance Company (DDIC) (Wilmington, DE), Delta Dental of Pennsylvania (DDP) (Mechanicsburg, PA) and Delta Dental of New York, [...]

By |2020-07-01T03:05:09+01:00July 1st, 2020|NIH News|Comments Off on AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Delta Dental of California and Its Affiliates

Vertex Announces Expansion of Reimbursement Agreement With NHS England to Include KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)

-CF patients in England will be among the first in Europe to benefit from access to KAFTRIO®, if the medicine is approved by the European Commission- LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it has expanded its reimbursement agreement with NHS England for Vertex’s cystic fibrosis medicines to include KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor), in a [...]

By |2020-07-01T03:05:06+01:00July 1st, 2020|NIH News|Comments Off on Vertex Announces Expansion of Reimbursement Agreement With NHS England to Include KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)

MWI Animal Health UK Launches New Technology-Enabled Solutions to Support Veterinary Clinic’s Virtual Healthcare Needs

CASTLE CARY, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MWI Animal Health UK, a leading animal health solutions company within the United Kingdom and a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced today the launch of new technology-enabled practice management solutions that will allow veterinarians to address specific health needs while staying virtually engaged with clients. The technology offerings will create seamless connectivity between [...]

By |2020-07-01T03:05:02+01:00July 1st, 2020|NIH News|Comments Off on MWI Animal Health UK Launches New Technology-Enabled Solutions to Support Veterinary Clinic’s Virtual Healthcare Needs

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals to Become Independent Business Following Acquisition by Private Equity Firm

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals will operate as an independent entity following acquisition a by Inflexion private equity. With more than 50 years’ experience and an extensive range of both licensed products and specials within the UK, Rosemont are the experts in liquid medicines with a portfolio of over 130 oral liquid medicines which includes over 70 licensed [...]

By |2020-06-29T13:45:16+01:00June 29th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments