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New antibiotic and migraine drug among 13 medicines recommended by EMA

The European Medicines Agency has recommended 13 medicines for approval, including three orphan medicines.

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RPS sets out tests for primary care networks

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has written to NHS England calling for community pharmacists to play a role in primary care leadership and for medicines optimisation advocates to be involved in local leadership.

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Triple combination antihypertensive pill effective for blood pressure controlSubscription

A fixed-dose triple combination antihypertensive pill was more effective at controlling blood pressure than usual care, the results of a randomised trial in Sri Lanka show

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Obesity may increase influenza A virus transmission riskSubscription

Obese adults shed influenza A virus for almost 50% longer than non-obese adults, research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows.

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Transdermal buprenorphine poorly tolerated in people with dementiaSubscription

A study of transdermal analgesics in people living with dementia has shown that more than half discontinue buprenorphine owing to adverse events.

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More exercise not always better for mental health, study findsSubscription

Researchers from the United States have found that exercise is associated with a reduced mental health burden, but this benefit does not always continue to increase with duration and frequency.

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Asthma care in England needs to be more proactive, researchers saySubscription

An audit of data from Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group in England has found inconsistencies in asthma care that could leave high-risk patients unidentified and at risk of death.

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Healthy diet linked to improved asthma symptomsSubscription

Research across a large cohort using three different quality measures has shown that a healthy diet is associated with a reduced likelihood of experiencing asthma symptoms

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Body bionics: how the next generation of biosensors could revolutionise drug deliverySubscription

Smaller, smarter and more sensitive — how four new technologies could change the way drugs are monitored and administered.

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Are patients the missing piece in the drug development puzzle?Subscription

Pharmaceutical companies are beginning to appreciate that involving patients in the drug development life cycle could save them millions of pounds. But are companies being brave enough when it comes to ‘patient centricity’?

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Pharmacy contracts: where the money goesSubscription

Funding for the national community pharmacy contracts in England, Scotland and Wales is distributed differently. Here is a breakdown of how the three countries fund pharmacy services.

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Latest update: Follow news and reaction to pharmacy cuts as they unfold

Follow the latest updates on the proposed 12% funding cuts to community pharmacy, which could result in the closure of a quarter of pharmacies in England.

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