Saturday, December 15, 2018

Avicenna in Vietnam: Where has all the Category M money gone?

Neil Trainis in Nha Trang, Vietnam Bharat Shah, the managing director of Sigma, claimed an analysis carried out by his company showed the government has...

Hunt: We need open conversation on dangers of medication errors

Jeremy Hunt will set up a panel of experts to examine why medication and prescribing errors occur and look at ways of tackling the...

Pharmacy must continue challenging government on its policies, says PSNC chief

Sue Sharpe has said community pharmacy must continue challenging the government on policies that shape the sector’s future in years to come. The outgoing chief...

Tocilizumab one of five rheumatoid arthritis drugs approved by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has named tocilizumab as one of five rheumatoid arthritis drugs the body has decided to approve. In...

Over ?2 billion of prescription drugs dispensed in England in first quarter, says DoH

More than £2 billion worth of prescription drugs were dispensed in England during the first quarter of the year according to figures released by...

Sanofi poised to seal Universal Medicare deal and increase OTC profile in India

France's largest manufacturer of drugs Sanofi-Aventis is poised to bolster its over-the-counter profile in India with the takeover of the health product business of...

Government plans to put VAT on sports nutrition drinks condemned by industry leaders

A major UK sports nutrition company has condemned plans by the Chancellor George Osborne to impose VAT on sports nutrition drinks.Under plans laid out...

Increasing numbers in Wales receive MMR jabs but 95% target missed

Increasing numbers of children in Wales have received measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations by the time they reached five years of age, according to...

GPs across England to prescribe antivirals on NHS for influenza

GPs across England have been given the green light to prescribe antivirals on the NHS for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in people...

Higher numbers of obese children found in most deprived areas

The most deprived areas across England produce the highest levels of childhood obesity according to an official report.   The Health and Social Care Information Centre...