The European Medicines Agency has warned that it will have to cut down its work even further as it relocates from London to Amsterdam because of Brexit.
The coroner who investigated the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse has said the EpiPen’s “inadequate dose of adrenaline for anaphylaxis and an inadequate length needle” raises serious safety concerns.
The SalvaDore says an overhauled national contract for community pharmacy in England could increase the profession’s influence in shaping the NHS of the future.
The number of antidepressants prescribed in Scotland has risen by almost 3 million items per year over the past decade, new figures show.
The NHS is facing “considerable challenges” in supplying enough aseptically prepared injectable medicines, and chief pharmacists are responsible for ensuring adequate contingency plans are put in place.
A US medical research company has halted the recruitment of UK patients to a global clinical trial, with the NHS hospital involved saying it was stopped because of uncertainty over Brexit.
Community pharmacists have been given a role to play in a national campaign by Public Health England to fight antimicrobial resistance.
MPs have criticised the Department for Health and Social Care for the way it handled the generics drugs price problems in 2017 and said they have little confidence in new government powers designed to prevent history repeating itself.
Medical products derived from cannabis will be available on prescription from 1 November 2018, the home secretary Sajid Javid, has announced.
Faulty digital pregnancy tests that give a false positive result are being recalled from the UK, the drugs safety watchdog announced on 4 October 2018.
From 2019, all seriously ill children and adults with certain rare diseases or hard-to-treat cancers will be offered whole-genome sequencing as part of their care, Matt Hancock has said.
A “future-proof” funding model is needed to ensure that pharmacy can maximise its contribution to the long-term future of the NHS, the Company Chemists’ Association has said in its response to an NHS England consultation.
Pharmaceutical company GSK has announced that it will move from its current direct-to-pharmacy model to a reduced wholesaler model.
More than half of antidepressant users experience withdrawal, with the majority of these describing their withdrawal as ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’, according to results of a systematic literature review of 23 studies.
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Researchers found that assigning overweight patients to the DASH diet and a behavioural weight management programme cut the number of patients eligible for antihypertensive medication
Statins do not prevent the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people without diabetes aged 75 years and over, according to a study published in the BMJ.
Although data showed benzodiazepine and Z drug use was linked to only a 6% increase in the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say their prescribing should be avoided if possible.
Vaping fluid becomes more toxic to cells after it has gone through the vaping process, study results show.
Analysis of children presenting in primary care has found that delaying or withholding antibiotics is the most appropriate way of treating suspected respiratory tract infections.
People with atrial fibrillation who have dementia are less likely to receive oral anticoagulants (OACs) than those without cognitive impairment, research has shown.
Daily low-dose aspirin does not increase the duration of disability-free life in healthy older people, trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown.
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