Posts tagged “pharmacies”

More pharmacies in England to offer on-the-spot heart checks

September 3rd, 2019

More pharmacies in England are set to offer on-the-spot heart checks. From October, pharmacies across the country will be providing free checks, including blood pressure and cholesterol tests.  The move is part of a broader plan to provide more services in the community and reduce pressure on GP surgeries and A&E departments. Initially, selected pharmacies […]

Anaesthetic teething gels to be removed from supermarket shelves

December 18th, 2018
Anaesthetic teething gels to be removed from supermarket shelves

Teething gels that contain anaesthetic are set to be removed from supermarket shelves under new guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Currently, supermarkets stock a wide range of teething gels, some of which contain anaesthetics, such as lidocaine. Under new guidelines introduced by the MHRA, these gels will only be available […]

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