The Department of Health’s Rebalancing Board is being urged to adopt a patient safety “pledge” by two bodies representing community pharmacists.
Treating venous thromboembolism with direct oral anticoagulants creates no greater risk of major bleeding or death in the first 90 days of treatment compared with warfarin.
The Department of Health is planning a new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England, Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health, announced on 12 October.
The sales of veterinary antibiotics are declining in most countries in Europe, a report from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has found.
A review by Public Health England (PHE) on whether travel vaccinations should be removed from NHS prescriptions has been requested by the chief executive of NHS England.
Medicines approved for use in the NHS are taking too long to be prescribed to patients, major pharmaceutical firms have told a House of Lords committee.
The World Medical Association (WMA) has called for laws governing research-grade cannabis to be reviewed to allow more research on using cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The UK Parliament is to hold a debate on the use of epilepsy drug valproate in pregnancy on 19 October 2017, after campaigners and MPs called for a discussion on the drug’s risk.
An independent review of the life sciences industry in the UK has highlighted how the UK can exploit its existing strength to increase the pace of economic growth in the sector.
Combined oral immunotherapy shows lasting effect against peanut allergy four years laterSubscription
In a report of the long-term outcomes of probiotics plus peanut oral immunotherapy, more than half of study participants were able to continue eating peanuts up to four years later.
Study highlights a need for adolescent men who have sex with men to be given pre-exposure prophylaxis and for adherence to be promoted in this group.
Study supports existing research that preoperative opioid use could lead to worse pain outcomes after surgery.
In a placebo-controlled trial, transcranial direct-current stimulation did not show non-inferiority compared with escitalopram and was associated with more adverse events.
Study investigated the link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and raised blood pressure and heart problems in patients who either had, or were at increased risk, of coronary artery disease.
Study shows that current smokers, aged 60 years or older, had a 60% greater odds of becoming frail during follow-up compared with non-smokers.
Study suggests that serotonin 2C receptor agonists may be useful in preventing metabolic side effects associated with taking atypical antipsychotics.
A diagnostic test for urinary tract infections, that affect 100 million women annually, could be valuable in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.