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UK gives go-ahead to OTC contraceptive pills

9 July 2021

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given the go-ahead for two oral contraceptive pills – HRA Pharma’s Hana and Maxwellia’s Lovima – to be sold without a prescription. Michelle Riddalls – chief executive officer of the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAG...

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McKesson selling some businesses to Phoenix

8 July 2021

McKesson has agreed to sell McKesson Europe’s businesses in several countries to German wholesaler and retailer Phoenix and is exploring strategic alternatives in a number of other countries including the UK with its Lloydspharmacy chain.

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GSK will evaluate Consumer Healthcare options

5 July 2021

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK ) will “evaluate any alternative options for Consumer Healthcare that may arise”, according to the company’s board, which says it is close to appointing a chief executive officer designate for the business ahead of the proposed separation.

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