The NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has not provided meaningful value to cancer patients and wider society and may have unnecessarily exposed patients to adverse drug reactions, according to a study published in the Annals of Oncology.
The trade body representing medicines manufacturers has called on the next government to bring current healthcare spending of 9.9% of GDP into line with the G7 average of 11.3%, in order to help the NHS become one of the best health services in the world.
Statins may benefit patients with cirrhosis of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B (HBV) or Hepatitis C (HCV) virus, according to the results of a Taiwan study published in Hepatology (online, 20 March 2017).
The pharmaceutical industry is urging the European Council to make a decision on the location of the new headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), preferably by June 2017, because of the potential “alarming” impact Brexit could have on medicines regulation.
The US drug regulator has issued restrictions on codeine and tramadol in children’s medicines.
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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.
The National Pharmacy Association, a trade association representing independent pharmacy owners, has added its weight to the legal attack on government plans to slash £320m off the community pharmacy budget.
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.
Training nursing home staff to understand the personhood of patients with dementia reduces off-label prescribing of antipsychotics, New England study results show.
Neuroimaging may help identify the optimal treatment for patients with depression, study results show.
Researchers discover a stem-cell based approach that may help identify new treatments for inherited liver diseases
Exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the early stages of pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, researchers claim.
Study results show that choosing apixaban over warfarin could reduce the risk of anticoagulation-related intracranial haemorrhage.
Researchers find that auranofin and RAPTA-T can work together to kill tumour cells.
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Researchers find that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug atomoxetine could benefit children with dyslexia.
Researchers in the United States use peptide from Komodo dragon to enhance wound healing in mice.