Friday, April 19, 2019

Pfizer warns pharmacists that hypertension drug Cardura is out of stock

Pfizer has warned pharmacists that supply of hypertension drug Cardura XL (doxazosin mesilate) 8mg is out of stock. The pharmaceutical giant has blamed manufacturing difficulties...

Review finds no evidence that SSRIs are effective in treating kids’ autism

A review has claimed that there is no evidence that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are effective in treating autism in children and suggested...

Pharmaceutical companies donate ?3.25m of medical aid to Pakistan

Around £3.25m worth of medical aid has been pledged from 20 companies in the EU to support flood relief efforts in Pakistan. International Health Partners...

Government advised to consider banning over-the-counter antibiotics

Department of Health advisers have requested that the Government consider stopping more antibiotics being made available over the counter. The DoH’s Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial...

Lloydspharmacy to offer pharmacy, GP and dental services from a health village

Lloydspharmacy has imvestigated the possibility of offering pharmacy GP and dental services from a single health village. The health village will "provide all your...

Illegal drugs should be decriminalised says leading doctor

An influential doctor has claimed that illegal drugs should be decriminalised because the blanket ban has failed to cut crime or improve health. Professor Sir...

Government of India refutes media reports on superbug

The Indian Government has hit back at a report published in the Lancet and backed up by scientists claiming that a new superbug resistant...

Mobile phone hygiene risk to millions of people in the UK

New technology from smart and mobile phones to laptops could be spreading illnesses and potentially killer diseases because of poor hand hygiene according to...

MHRA visit Polish stores in Hull amid fears of unlicensed medicines

Enforcement officers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency visited six Polish convenience stores in Hull following information received from Trading Standards relating...

Boots launches online private prescription service

Boots has launched an online private prescription service for treatments ranging from smoking cessation to menstual cycle management. Under the scheme customers are asked...