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Common diabetes drugs have been linked to a ‘flesh-eating’ genital infection

May 9, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development FG, diabetes, gangrene, health, necrotizing fasciitis

Patients taking some newer diabetes medications – SGLT2 inhibitors – have been warned that they may be at risk of …

Two thirds of MPs believe NHS should spend less on medicines

April 30, 2019
Manufacturing and Production Long Term Plan, MPs, NHS, UK, government, health, public health

Nearly two thirds (64%) of MPs believe the NHS should direct more resources towards prevention, over funding for new treatments, …

Half of patients have sub-optimal response to statins, research shows

April 16, 2019
Manufacturing and Production NHS, NICE, NICE guidelines, cholesterol, health, statins

Around half of patients who are prescribed statins do not see their cholesterol drop to desired levels within two years, …

Doctors treat porphyria using innovative gene silencing drug

April 15, 2019
Sales and Marketing RNA, gene silencing, genetics, givosiran, health, porphyria

Doctors have successfully treated porphyria using an innovative ‘gene-silencing’ drug. Speaking to the BBC, Professor David Rees, from King’s College …


NHS Confederation chief says news of Brexit extension is a relief

April 12, 2019
EU, NHS, UK, brexit, health, medicine

Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, has said news of the decision to extend the Brexit deadline …


Throat lozenges could be contributing to antimicrobial resistance

April 12, 2019
Medical Communications AMR, Antibiotics, OTC, WHO, antimicrobial, health

Over the counter (OTC) throat lozenges could be contributing to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) according to research presented at this year’s …


New class of drugs offer alternative to statins

March 14, 2019
Research and Development cholesterol, health, imperial college london, research, statins

A new class of cholesterol lowering drugs may help patients who are unable to take statins, according to a study …


Doctors call on Canadian government to stop funding programme sending homeopaths to Honduras

March 4, 2019
Sales and Marketing Canada, Hodnuras, Quebec, TSF, health, homeopathy

Canadian physicians have called on the federal government to review its funding for a programme which sends volunteer homeopaths to …

More than 200 Xanax-related deaths in UK since 2015

February 5, 2019
Manufacturing and Production Pfizer, UK, benzodiazepines, health, public health, xanax

There have been more than 200 deaths linked to misuse of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in the UK since 2015. …


Health Secretary pledges to end transmission of HIV in England by 2030

January 31, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development 2030, AIDS, England, HIV, UN, health

Through better prevention, detection and treatment, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has pledged to end transmission of HIV in England by …


Takeda’s dengue vaccine proves efficacious in massive Phase 3 trial

January 30, 2019
Research and Development Dengue fever, TAK-003, Takeda, Vaccine, dengue, health, infectious diseases

Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate TAK-003, has proved efficacious in preventing dengue fever in healthy children and adolescents in an ongoing …


Opioid drugmaker Purdue Pharma inks deal with Alivio over non-opioid inflammation drug

January 29, 2019
Manufacturing and Production Alivio, Purdue Pharma, health, inflammation, opioids

Opioid drugmaker Purdue Pharma has entered into an agreement with inflammatory disease specialist Alivio Therapeutics for the development of the …

People in England will be able to pay the NHS to sequence their genetic data, if they share it with scientists

January 28, 2019
Sales and Marketing Alzheimer's, Cancer, England, NHS, genetic data, genomes, health

The NHS will provide paid-for health reports, informing patients as to the likelihood that they will develop diseases such as …


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January 25, 2019
Business Services, Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing AbbVie, Celgene, NHS, health, pharma, venlytxo

While American firm AbbVie gained approval for leukaemia drug Venlytxo, the NHS defeated the US multinational thus week in court, …

Diagnosis at stages 1-3 increases cancer survival rate significantly

January 25, 2019
Medical Communications Cancer, England, NHS, health, oncology

Adults diagnosed with stage 1 skin, prostate or breast cancer have the same chance of still being alive the following …

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