Chemist & Druggist

IN BRIEF.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

Northern Ireland statistics

There were 2,050,917 items dispensed from 1,187,392 prescription forms in Northern Ireland in December, 1999. Ingredient cost was #20.84 million (#19.46m net), discount was #1.348m, with oncost and other payments totalling #3.280m. The gross cost was #22.74m (#21.97m net). Gross cost per prescription was #11.0859 with ingredient cost #10.3582. The net ingredient cost per prescription was #9.4865.

Blood glucose strips hazard notice

The Medical Devices Agency has issued a hazard notice following the recall of a batch of Waymade Healthcare blood glucose testing strips. …

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