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UK regulators have launched a pilot of a Yellow Card-type scheme for reporting adverse effects associated with legal highs and other illicit drugs.
Regulators in the United States have approved immunotherapy drug avelumab (Bavencio; Pfizer and Merck KGaA) for the treatment of a rare aggressive skin cancer under an accelerated evaluation process.
A list of generic drugs — including 41 that are available in the UK — have been recommended for suspension across the EU because of doubts over the quality of the bioequivalence data used to grant their national marketing authorisation.
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.
The impact of the government slashing more than £320m from the community pharmacy budget in England was spelt out to a High Court judge on 21 March 2017 as the legal challenge to the cuts began.
The British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) has, for the first time in its 45-year history, appointed a pharmacist to be its president.
The legal challenges to the government’s decision to cut the community pharmacy budget in England — first announced in December 2015 — are due to begin in the High Court on 21 March 2017.
Three UK universities that offer the Master of Pharmacy degree have been ranked among the best in the world for their pharmacy and pharmacology education.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a positive opinion for dupilumab in atopic dermatitis under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme.
Business confidence among community pharmacists in England has fallen to a record low, according to the results of the annual Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Healthcare Confidence Index.
A database of anti-ageing compounds has been created by scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Biogerontology Research Foundation.
The number of adrenaline auto-injectors provided in the UK for children has risen dramatically since 2000, but researchers say the reasons are often unclear.
Financial pressures on the NHS are harming community-based services, while some acute services are being shielded from cuts, putting the NHS ‘Five year forward view’ at risk, according to an analysis by The King’s Fund.
European Medicines Agency announces first public hearing to gather evidence for valproate safety review
Members of the public are being invited to speak about their experiences of an epilepsy drug as part of a safety review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and misoprostol, a drug commonly used to prevent and treat stomach ulcers, have a lower risk of having a serious cardiovascular event compared with patients taking NSAIDs alone, according to new research.
A new app to support UK pharmacy undergraduates to learn about key drugs has been developed by a collaboration of 16 pharmacy schools.
More research is needed to assess the harmful effects on oncology healthcare staff of administering cytotoxic drugs and whether enough is being done to protect them, a research report by consumer and business analyst MindMetre says.
Patients with suspected sepsis must be assessed and treated within one hour by hospital staff if they are deemed to be at high risk of severe illness or death, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the health technology assessment body, has said.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to be made available in the United States for nocturnal polyuria, a condition that can cause patients to wake frequently in the night to urinate.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has appointed Megan Forbes as its deputy chief executive and director of operations, effective from 5 June 2017.
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