The Co-operative Pharmacy is offering free "medicine checks" during the holy month of Islam to make sure Muslim customers' health is not affected if they stop eating between sunrise and sunset.

For the first time, the chain has specially trained pharmacists at 40 branches in areas where there are large numbers of Muslims to teach them how fasting can affect the effectiveness of drugs.

It is the latest sign of how more and more British companies are developing the services they offer to cater to the needs of the country's two million-strong Muslim population.

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