An association representing pharmacies says having rapid strep tests available in their stores across Canada could save unnecessary visits to the doctor for many patients with sore throats. But pediatric experts say such tests aren’t good enough to consistently rule out strep throat in kids.
Experts agree genetic tests to determine whether certain medications work on some people or cause side effects can be helpful. But they aren’t yet sure if they’re ready to be used by consumers in community pharmacies.
EpiPen injectors, relied on by people with life-threatening anaphylactic allergies, are in such short supply Canadian pharmacies are likely to run out of adult doses before new supplies arrive at the end of August.
Reuters CVS Caremark, the in-house pharmacy benefit manager for CVS, has been accused of squeezing small pharmacies, driving some out of business. Lawmakers in Arkansas and Ohio have been quick to pass laws designed to end this by demanding higher transparency or regulatory oversight. CVS is also trying to buy up small pharmacies, which is […]
VIAGRA will be available over the counter at pharmacies across the country from today for just under £5 a pill.
AUSSIE flu is a deadly virus which has hit the UK, resulting in 500 people taken to hospital since the start of the flu season. But further issues have arisen as a leading pharmacy branch is said to have run out of the vaccine.
Aussie flu is spreading across Britain, and it seems some pharmacies are struggling to cope with the demand. Six branches of Boots in the UK were unable to offer flu jabs this weekend. What is Aussie flu? Australian flu, a strain of flu known as H3N2, caused havoc in Australia over its winter. Now it […]
Spencer Platt/Getty Images Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $ 13.7 billion, and pharmacy stocks are feeling the heat. The pharmaceutical supply chain is down by a total market cap of $ 10 billion, according to UBS. In addition to the grocery stores whose stocks have been getting clobbered on the news, here are the […]