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Category list : Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

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  • Survey of oncology healthcare professionals demonstrates inadequate reference information sources used for prescribing Subscription

    14 NOV 2017 15:05

    We wish to highlight to readers of Clinical Pharmacist, the results of a recent survey of oncology healthcare professionals (HCPs) which demonstrated that inadequate and potentially out-of-date sources of information may be used as reference sources for prescribing medicines in oncology. Use of outdated reference sources has implications for patient safety, potentially exposing patients to risk.

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    Patients to get quicker access to five 'transformative' medical products each year

    3 NOV 2017 17:43

    Patients will get speedier access to drugs and medical technologies thanks to a new “streamlined and sophisticated” approvals system for a select few products each year, the government has announced.

  • Be aware of fake medicines Subscription

    1 NOV 2017 14:46

    Falsified or counterfeit medicines are recognised as an important issue by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). As pharmacy professionals, we are in a key position to explain to patients that there are potential risks associated with their use, and we have an ethical responsibility to do so.

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    Dutch tapering kits website has not broken law, MHRA concludes

    1 NOV 2017 14:21
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    Public health inspectors in the Netherlands and the UK’s drugs safety watchdog have both concluded that the English-language version of a Dutch-based website selling tapering kits to patients to help wean them off antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs, does not break the law.

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    Avoiding medicines stalemate post Brexit Subscription

    25 OCT 2017 14:28

    With three rounds of negotiations concluded and little agreed, the reality of a no-deal Brexit looms large over both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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    Scientists rejecting UK over Brexit uncertainty

    18 OCT 2017 10:54

    Science staff are rejecting the chance to work in the UK because of fears over Brexit, a senior figure at a major pharmaceutical firm has said.

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    MHRA and CQC sign memorandum of understanding

    6 OCT 2017 15:34

    Care Quality Commission and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have signed an entente to cooperate openly and transparently.

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    Diarrhoea treatment associated with serious heart problems

    2 OCT 2017 12:08

    The MHRA has warned of serious cardiac adverse reactions in patients misusing or abusing loperamide by taking high or very high doses of the drug.

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    MHRA runs second fake medicines campaign

    29 SEP 2017 16:20

    Launching its fake medicines campaign for the second year running the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned of the risks of buying counterfeit medicine from “dodgy” websites.

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    MHRA warns students against self-prescribing

    28 SEP 2017 13:42

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a strong warning to students about the risks of self-prescribing and self-medicating with medicines bought online.

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