iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Why high street pharmacies are still running short of vital drugs

Listen now 55 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Why high street pharmacies are still running short of vital drugs

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 January 2012

We look at why high street pharmacists are still running short of vital drugs, a year after the government admitted the system wasn't working.

Also, could rear-facing car seats be the next big thing for nine-month to four-year-olds? Some say they're safer than the traditional forward facing seats.

And have you been "brandwashed"? We'll be finding out the secret tricks that big brands and shops use to manipulate us into buying what they want - and how to resist them.

Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Paul Waters.


7 items
  • University Applications

    Universities Minister David Willetts on the drop in university applications.

  • Hip replacements

    What you should do if you’ve been fitted with a metal on metal hip replacement made by a company called DePuy.

  • Kiddicare

    Morrisons chief operating officer Simon Harrow on Kiddicare taking over empty BestBuy premises.

  • Rear-facing child car seats

    Could rear-facing child car seats for nine month to four year olds catch on in Britain?

  • Drug Shortages in pharmacies

    Why high street pharmacies are still facing shortages of vital drugs.

  • Brandwashing

    Branding guru Martin Lindstrom on how shopping chains manipulate us to make us spend more.

  • Online grocery shopping

    What's the future for online grocery shopping - will it ever make a profit and could it help your local high street survive?


Free download

  1. Image for A Week of You and Yours

    A Week of You and Yours

    BBC Radio 4's daily consumer programme with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. You and Yours brings…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss