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The government’s industrial strategy white paper is expected to be published on 27 November 2017
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has launched a social media campaign to promote the reporting of suspected side effects from over-the-counter medicines
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first two-drug treatment regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)
A service allowing patients to receive prescriptions direct from a pharmacist without consulting a GP is being rolled out across Scotland in time for the 2017–2018 winter period.
Amsterdam has been chosen as the next host of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with a number of healthcare technology companies to try to combat obesity and type 2 diabetes
The world’s first national radio service for prisons is developing a project to reduce the stigma around HIV, following funding from the Department of Health.
The number of alcohol-related deaths in Wales rose to 504 in 2016 — an increase of 8.9% in 12 months, according to the latest annual report tracking progress on the government’s 10-year substance misuse strategy.
The Central Arbitration Committee has accepted a legal application from Boots pharmacists to dissolve the agreement between Boots and the non-independent trade union, Boots Pharmacists’ Association.
Nearly 27% of adults in the United Kingdom are obese, according to statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Patrick Vallance, head of research and development at GlaxoSmithKline and former head of medicine at University College London, is the government’s new chief scientific advisor.
Patients will be required to undergo a blood test to decide if they require antibiotics to treat their symptoms as part of a pilot scheme in the north of England.
Staff in the pharmacy department at the University of Bradford have won a national award for ‘transforming the student learning experience’.
People with an inherited risk of high cholesterol should be identified with DNA tests and started on statins as soon as possible, NICE has recommended.
A full statutory public inquiry will be held to examine how thousands of people were given contaminated blood transfusions during the 1970s and 1980s.
Hundreds of community pharmacy open days are being held across the country as part of a week-long awareness campaign.
Despite the government’s commitment to ramp up GP numbers by an extra 5,000 by 2020, a scathing new report from the Health Foundation has found that the number of doctors working in the community is continuing to fall.
The pharmaceutical industry paid nearly £200m during the first two quarters of 2017 to help support the use of branded medicines by the NHS, the Department of Health has revealed.
Information standards setting out how important information about a child’s health should be shared digitally among healthcare professionals and parents have been launched.
The managing director of Celesio UK, the parent company of LloydsPharmacy, has resigned with immediate effect, it has been announced.
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