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  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Methylphenidate (Xaggitin® XL) 18mg, 27mg, 36mg and 54mg prolonged-release tablets. MSN/2022/050 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 26th May 2022 Methylphenidate (Xaggitin® XL) 18mg, 27mg and 36mg prolonged-release tablets are out of stock until mid-June 2022. Methylphenidate (Xaggitin® XL)...
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Colestipol (Colestid® ) orange and plain 5g granules sachets. MSN/2022/051 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 26th May 2022 Colestipol (Colestid®) Orange sachets have been discontinued with remaining supplies expected to be exhausted by late July 2022. Colestipol (Colestid®)...
  • Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Loprazolam 1mg tablets (Orifarm UK Ltd) Drug alert number: EL (22)A/25 Date issued: 26th May 2022 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Loprazolam 1mg tablets (Orifarm UK Ltd) Brief description of the problem...
  • The recently appointed Chief Pharmaceutical Officer (CPhO) for England, David Webb, delivered a keynote speech in person at the National Meeting of LPCs and PSNC on Thursday 17th May 2022. As the new head of the pharmacy professions, he set out his personal priorities for the next few years. At the start of his speech,...
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are reminded that they must complete the Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Declaration of Competence (DoC) before providing DMS, which became an Essential service earlier this year. Even if pharmacies are not yet receiving referrals from hospitals, community pharmacy contractors should be ready to provide the service, which includes ensuring staff have...
  • Update 25/05/22: Additional batches added to recall:  Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed 920503 05/2022 25 x 100ml 29/11/2019 920506 05/2022 25 x 100ml 17/12/2019 920508 05/2022 25 x 100ml 07/01/2020 930503 07/2022 25 x 100ml 21/01/2020 930504 07/2022 25 x 100ml 07/02/2020 930505 07/2022 25 x 100ml 25/02/2020 931501 07/2022 25 x...