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Pharmacy fights for a brighter future

Sigma Pharmaceuticals directors Kamal Shah (left) and Bharat Shah (right)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The future of community pharmacy was the subject of an eventful Sigma Pharmaceuticals conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Among the subjects tackled before an audience of community pharmacists, pharmacy politicians and pharmaceutical company executives was the government’s cuts to pharmacy funding, which has caused a furore, the drugs shortage, hub and spoke dispensing and the future of community pharmacy representation. An analysis carried out by IMS Health identified 315 pharmacies in England, mainly in London, which it said were at “high risk” of closure because of the cuts. The study was based on NHS and pharmacy income data. The…

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