Tagged pharmacies


App launches bookings for local pharmacy services

Health app Patient Access is extending its appointment booking feature beyond GP appointments to include services provided by community pharmacies. Pharmacy services that can be booked via the app include: in-pharmacy NHS services such as influenza vaccinations, smoking cessation support and Medicine Use Reviews (MURs) as well as paid-for private pharmacy services such as treatment…


Why we need to educate the public about safe online pharmacies

Scott McDougall (MPharm), co-founder and registered manager of The Independent Pharmacy, explains the need for educating the public when it comes to purchasing medicines safely online.  The pharmaceutical business is already enormous, having now pushed past a trillion dollars globally, but continues to grow at a remarkable pace. There are many reasons for this: worldwide population…


Can blockchain combat the opioid epidemic?

Tatsiana Levdikova, content marketer at OpenLedger ApS, a blockchain development company, writes about the opioid epidemic in the US and if blockchain is the answer.  At great cost to human life, opioid abuse has become a major problem in the United States and is serious enough to be considered an epidemic by the government. With almost 50k…


NHS saves £130M using electronic prescriptions

NHS Digital has announced that its electronic prescription service (EPS) has helped the NHS save £130 million over three years. The service allows GP surgeries to send prescriptions directly to pharmacies to save patients time and money when they collect their medication. The EPS has been shown to have saved patients almost £75 million over…


TraceLink announces digital platform for pharmacies

Track and trace network Tracelink has released an integrated Compliance and Digital Platform to help pharmacies in the EU comply with verification and decommissioning requirement under the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). The platform, which is expected to be available in 2018, is mobile and web-based and also gives pharmacies a real-time dashboard for business insights…

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