An obesity pill that contains a balloon designed to swell up in the stomach could help patients lose up to two stone in only a few months, research presented at an obesity conference suggests.
The UK lags behind some of its neighbours in terms of quality of and access to healthcare, results from a study published in The Lancet
A bill that includes a provision to replace arrangements for issuing new pharmacy dispensing contracts with a system based on pharmaceutical needs assessments was passed by the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff on 16 May 2017.
Scientists have developed a new compound that could improve the quality of life of cystic fibrosis patients by increasing the effectiveness of antibiotics in tackling chronic lung infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Reducing the toxicity of antiretroviral drugs, improving prophylaxis and better management of comorbidities have extended life expectancy for people with HIV, study results show.
People in the UK are more likely to die from air pollution than many other countries in Europe as well as the US, Brazil and Mexico, according to figures from the World Health Organization.
A Conservative government would support pharmacies in rural areas and ensure that all community pharmacies play a stronger role in keeping people healthy outside of hospital, the party promises in its manifesto.
Proposals that would prevent a pharmacist from referring a patient elsewhere on the grounds that their personal religious beliefs prevented them from providing the necessary care have triggered a record number of responses, the General Pharmaceutical Council says.
‘Next steps on the NHS five year forward view’ outlines progress made so far and highlights priorities for the next few years, including plans for 900 clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries by 2018 and over 1,300 by 2019.
The Department of Health (DH) has launched a consultation to gather views on the prescribing of gluten-free foods, saying that putting an end to prescribing these items could save the NHS over £25m a year.
UK regulators have launched a pilot of a Yellow Card-type scheme for reporting adverse effects associated with legal highs and other illicit drugs.
Repurposing drugs that have already been tested for safety against novel targets has become an attractive strategy for researchers trying to find cures for progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Study suggests that depression among cancer patients results from chemotherapy drugs, not just the mental distress of a cancer diagnosis.
Meta analysis shows that fracture risk is highest among new users of both benzodiazepines and Z-drugs.
Proton pump inhibitors linked to higher risk of bone fractures in children as well as adults.
Promising results in the search for a drug to treat this involuntary movement disorder.
Light activation of the inactive forms of drugs may offer a powerful strategy for pain control, but further work is needed before it can be used in a clinical setting.
Ensilication enables protein-based substances to withstand heat of up to 100ºC and still function as normal.
In the search for new drugs to treat cases of flu, scientists have found a unique class of antiviral agent in amphibians.