MSPs are to investigate how the health service goes about buying and dispensing drugs as part of a new inquiry looking at medicines in NHS Scotland.
Scots with cystic fibrosis are to get access to two potentially life-changing drugs on the NHS as a result of a deal between the Scottish Government and a pharmaceutical company.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has approved five medicines for use in NHS Scotland.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Laura Fraser, former clinical fellow for the Scottish Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, as the new Director for Scotland.
Jonathan Burton has worked in community pharmacy all his professional life. He founded and remains co-owner of The Right Medicine Pharmacy in Scotland. He has championed community pharmacy over the years and has applied his independent pharmacist prescribing qualification specifically in community pharmacy.
Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) has trained staff and charity volunteers to teach others how to talk about the subject with anyone they are worried about.
Following consideration through PACE, the committee was unable to accept two medicines for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that has severe effects on the lungs and the digestive system.
Scotland’s retailers have largely complied with the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol policy, a new study has found.
Detection rates for hepatitis C have fallen to their lowest level in decades despite estimates suggesting nearly 10,000 Scots are living with the condition undiagnosed.
Slower improvements in heart disease survivability and drug-related deaths have been found to be key drivers behind a life expectancy slowdown in Scotland.