Welcome! It's on Monday 20th November 2017


  • Pharmacists get the go-ahead to dispense generic drugs

    The Department of Health is consulting over plans to increase the dispensing of generic drugs over brands by pharmacists. The proposals could give pharmacists the go-ahead to dispense more generic drug equivalents unless a GP specifically requests a branded drug. The consultation offers several options including having a list of pharmaceuticals that are exempt from generic substitution, or applying generic substitution to a select group of drugs, or leaving current practice as it is.

  • Scrap England's Prescription Charges

    The prescription charge in England is a tax in all but name and an unfair one at that, and should be axed, says Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB).

  • Beacons of excellence

    On Saturday 11th October 2008, people in more than 70 countries around the world took part in a series of events to mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Everybody concerned had the same message - that access to hospice and palliative care must be considered a basic human right.