Use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone is not associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, the drug’s manufacturer Takeda has claimed.
President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim calls for action on climate change, saying most serious impacts will be on public health.
Pharmacists can apply for government funding to enrol in an internship scheme aimed at developing their research skills from autumn 2014.
ZMapp, an experimental combination of three monoclonal antibodies, has successfully cleared Ebola virus infection in monkeys, paving the way for human trials of the therapy.
There is a high prevalence of untreated depression in patients with cancer but an integrated treatment programme is proving to be effective.
The Phase I trials will assess the safety of an experimental vaccine that is based on two formulations, with full results expected in 2015.
The fund will start evaluating anticancer drugs to ensure their budget is spent wisely, after overspending in the last year.
Ambulatory blood pressure rises progressively as people trek to higher altitudes, finds a new study, which also examined the effect of altitude on telmisartan.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for tougher regulation on electronic cigarettes, including a ban on their use in indoor public places.
Patients who take clarithromycin are at an increased risk of cardiac death compared with patients who take penicillin V or roxithromycin.
Healthcare professionals are still not following the rules when handling controlled drugs despite measures to tighten-up security.
Concerns about the risk of falls in elderly patients receiving intensive blood pressure treatment may not be warranted, researchers argue.
Patients suffering from cardiac arrest could be given a placebo injection instead of adrenaline as part of a clinical trial.
Scientists have shown how hair growth is restored when T cells responsible for hair loss in alopecia areata are eradicated using ruxolitinib.
Pharmacists and pharmacy students in Liberia are to visit drug stores and pharmacies to give staff advice about preventing the spread of the Ebola virus.
Warnings on the concomitant use of drugs targeting the renin-angiotensin system and the cardiovascular risk associated with ivabradine are highlighted in the August 2014 update from the British National Formulary.
The recurrence rate of breast cancer in overweight postmenopausal women on hormone therapy was halved when they took daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
A large body mass index is associated with the risk of developing ten common cancers, including uterine, kidney and liver cancers.
The new medicine service is cost effective and increases the number of patients who adhere to their medicines by around 10%.
Protein aggregation: formulating a problemSubscription
A better understanding of the interactions between therapeutic proteins and silicone oils, air bubbles and other particles inside prefilled syringes is prompting new approaches to formulation and syringe design.
Pioneering work creating organ models aims to predict the human response to a protein in order to assess whether it is a suitable drug target.
Pharmacists working in West Africa have spoken about the overwhelming scale of the challenges they have faced in Liberia in the battle against the Ebola virus.
Access to pharmacies in areas of deprivationSubscription
Advice for the public on insect bitesSubscription
Emission of two toxic heavy metals – chromium and nickel – is significantly higher with e-cigarettes than with normal cigarettes, research shows.
Fenofibrate works in women as well as menSubscription