The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) have been granted permission to appeal a High Court decision on the government’s cuts to the community pharmacy budget in England.
A new study suggests that the use of statins is associated with a higher risk of developing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
The number of US school children who smoke e-cigarettes fell from 3 million in 2015 to just under 2.2 million in 2016.
Steve Brine has been appointed as the new pharmacy minister, the Department of Health has confirmed.
Final draft guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends Kadcyla for routine use in advanced breast cancer after manufacturer Roche agreed to reduce the cost of the drug to the NHS.
Data from the Office for National Statistics show that 15.8% of adults smoked in the UK in 2016, down from 17.2% in 2015.
A patient support programme run by Celesio and MSD led to a significant improvement in adherence to diabetes medication — especially among those who initially were least adherent.
Patients in Wales will no longer have to prove they have “exceptional clinical circumstances” in order to access drugs that are not routinely available on the NHS.
Researchers observe higher accuracy rates when multi-compartment containers are used instead of original packaging to administer tablets to care-home residents.
In a study comparing treatments for type 2 diabetes, SGLT2 inhibitors show double the risk of ketoacidosis versus gliptins.
Cannabidiol shows promise in reducing the frequency of convulsive seizures in patients with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy.
Flu might increase risk of Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription
Researchers observe a link between flu virus infection and Parkinson’s disease pathology, strengthening the case for flu vaccination and prompt antiviral treatment.
A heat-detection mat that gives early warning of developing foot ulcers shows encouraging results, offering a useful tool in diabetic care.
Study shows positive effects of medicine in managing pain and improving mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.
Analysis of the umbilical cords of newborns suggests that maternal vitamin D supplementation may help to reduce the risk of allergic conditions in early life.
Significant findings offer scope for the development of clinical trials and personalised treatments for Parkinson’s disease.