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India Pack Coding

India regulations to implement a Track and Trace system for export of pharmaceuticals and drug consignments were introduced as a phased programme to address counterfeit and ineffective product recall challenges under the control of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry from 2011. Core features are: Product [...]

FMD compliance to be included in GPhC pharmacy inspections

Pharmacies may face criminal prosecution for the most serious persistent breaches. The GPhC has confirmed it will be responsible for ensuring community pharmacies are compliant with the EU’s scanning law as part of its inspection process. The EU’s FMD medicines scanning law is set to come into force on February 9 and will require all [...]

Positive Solutions welcomes statement made by Scottish Health Secretary at International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress in Glasgow

“Clinical leadership of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians is absolutely critical” The Scottish Cabinet secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman OBE has drawn attention to a number of challenges that currently exist in Scotland while addressing an audience of pharmacists and pharmacy professionals at the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress 2018. These include an unacceptable [...]

Join us at the Pharmacy Show! 7 – 8 October at Birmingham NEC

Pharmacy Development Prescription volume is increasing year on year, and so the integration of more automation in the dispensing process will become inevitable. Whether managing MDS trays or repeat prescription dispensing packs, automation offers complete control over the process, ensuring compliance and peace of mind. The increased integration of automation is accelerated by the arrival [...]

Focus on FMD: The impact of the Falsified Medicines Directive on Community Pharmacies

One of the biggest considerations for community pharmacy is the processing of more than a billion prescription items every year. Whilst the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world, an estimated 1% of the two billion items annually dispensed in the UK may be counterfeit, creating the potential for 20 [...]

Positive Solutions to Exhibit at Pharmacy forward in Birmingham BCEC – Sunday 10th June 2018

Positive Solutions is proud to announce that we have been selected as part of a small group of carefully chosen industry companies to exhibit at the Pharmacy Forward event. Pharmacy Forward is the must attend one day national event for community pharmacy owners and their teams. The event is being held at Birmingham Conference and [...]

How clinical pharmacy services can be improved by dispensary automation

With an ever-aging population and rising co-morbidities, prescription volume is increasing year on year. Pharmacies need to evolve and automation in the dispensing process will become inevitable.   Whilst high-end automation and robotics are particularly useful for high-volume pharmacy chains, what could this technology mean for the rest of community pharmacy?   Whether managing MDS [...]

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