A one-off evidence session on the prevention of type 2 diabetes, organised by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, will be held on 19 December 2017
The government has announced commitments and investment in the UK by 25 global organisations as part of its life sciences “sector deal”
The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has begun two new safety-related referrals
The General Pharmaceutical Council has formally approved the framework for revalidation and agreed a timetable for its implementation
Pharmacologists at the University of Liverpool’s department of molecular and clinical pharmacology have been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of their work to improve the safety and effectiveness of medicines.
Medicines could become more difficult to import into the UK post-Brexit, MP members of the Health Select Committee were told on 5 December 2017
The International Pharmaceutical Federation has called for pharmacy organisations to engage with policymakers and health authorities to ensure more pharmacist involvement in drug harm reduction services
A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust has cautioned
Supervision within pharmacies is expected to be discussed early next year, the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board has announced.
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