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  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Diltiazem (Tildiem Retard®)120mg tablets. MSN/2022/101 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 6th December 2022 Diltiazem (Tildiem Retard®) 120mg tablets are out of stock until w/c 30th January 2023. Other brands of twice daily modified release diltiazem (as capsules) remain […]
  • Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Etrivex 500 micrograms/g Shampoo (Galderma (U.K.) Limited) Drug alert number: EL (22)A/51 Date issued: 06 December 2022 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: Etrivex 500 micrograms/g Shampoo, PL 10590/0052 – SNOMED code 11771611000001109 Batch number Expiry date Pack […]
  • At this busy time of year manufacturers are working closely with wholesalers to ensure that sufficient stock is available at wholesalers for the Christmas period. A summary of customer service desk opening hours can be found in the table below. For information on order cut off /delivery schedules please see links at the bottom of the page. […]
  • Government suggestions to draft pharmacies in to help out during NHS strikes this winter are “categorically impossible” without extra funding, a PSNC Committee Member has warned. The Sunday Telegraph reported that community pharmacy teams could be drafted in to help the NHS to cope when other healthcare workers take industrial action. But while pharmacy has the skills and […]
  • Contractors are reminded that Inclisiran (Leqvio®) is available to order from AAH UK at a nominal charge of £45 per pack, as agreed within the commercial agreement between Novartis and NHS England for supply against NHS prescriptions only.  AAH UK was awarded the tender for supply of Inclisiran (Leqvio®) to primary care in England under a […]
  • Pharmacy contractors should note that any NHS prescriptions for the original FreeStyle Libre Sensors submitted for payment after the end of December 2022 will not be passed for payment.  This is because only devices listed in the Appliances section in Part IX (Parts IXA, IXB and IXC) of the Drug Tariff are allowed on NHS prescriptions. Abbott […]