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One in three antibiotic prescriptions in US unnecessary, says CDC

May 5, 2016
Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing CDC, antibiotic, prescribing, prescriptions, unnecessary

Approximately 30% of all prescriptions of antibiotics in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published by the …


Sticking the boot in

April 18, 2016
Sales and Marketing Boots, Cost, Guardian, NHS, prescribing, scandal, unfair

A recent exposé has shone a light on the practices allegedly enforced at the nation’s largest pharmacy. So what exactly …


Almost half of US physicians will prescribe more biosimilars, according to survey

March 4, 2016
Medical Communications Obama, US, biosimilar, patent, prescribing

New data published by InCrowd has suggested that US physicians are very amenable to the prescription of biosimilars, with some …

Alzheimer’s drugs prescriptions rise six-fold in a decade

January 19, 2016
Manufacturing and Production Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, NHSIC, dementia, prescribing

The number of prescriptions dispensed in England for approved medicines to treat Alzheimer’s increased from 502,000 in 2004 to 3 …


Global drug spending will rise 30% by 2020, to $1.4 trillion

November 18, 2015
Research and Development IMS Health, OTC, drug spending, emerging markets, generics, prescribing

Global spending on drugs will increase 30% to $1.4 trillion by 2020, as more patients get access to treatments and …


Antibiotic prescriptions falling across England, but higher in deprived areas

November 12, 2015
Medical Communications Antibiotics, prescribing

New data reveals that while antibiotic prescriptions have fallen across England in the last three years, struggling GP practices in …

Cost of diabetes treatment in England rises

August 12, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing HSCIC, NHS, diabetes, health and social care information centre, prescribing

As diabetes patients increase in numbers the cost of treating the disease in England has increased to more than £800 …

Prescribing in England up 55% to £9bn over a decade

July 7, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing NHS, NHSIC, drugs, health and social care information centre, net ingredient cost, prescribing

The number of drugs issued in England continues to soar, according to the latest NHS figures which show prescribing in …

US drug spend soars to all-time high in 2014

April 14, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing Lipitor, Obama, UK Health and Social Care Information Centre, US, drug spend, prescribing

The number of prescriptions dispensed in the US rose by 13% in 2014 a new report has shown. The increase …

Over one billion drugs dispensed in England in 2014, NHS report shows

April 9, 2015
Sales and Marketing HSCIC, NHS, drug cost, net ingredient cost, prescribing, prescription cost analysis, prescriptions

Patients in England collected over 1.1 billion prescription items in 2014, according to NHS figures. Statistics from the Health and …

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Half of England on prescription drugs

December 11, 2014
Sales and Marketing England, HSCIC, NHS, doctors, prescribing, prescriptions

Almost half of the people in England are taking regular prescription medicines according to a new report by the Health …

GPs to ‘prescribe’ apps

November 11, 2014
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Apple, Frost & Sullivan, GPs, NHS, Samsung, UK, apps, eHealth, prescribing

General practitioners in the UK are to begin ‘prescribing’ health apps as part of a move to better monitor issues …

GPs admit to wrongly prescribing antibiotics

August 20, 2014
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing GPs, UK, doctors, longitude, prescribing, prize

Nearly half of British GPs surveyed have admitted to prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily due to uncertainty and a lack of diagnostic …

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Print adverts’ prescribing info could be axed

March 3, 2014
Medical Communications MHRA, OTC, medicines, prescribing

The UK drugs regulator is proposing new rules that could see pharma update safety information for their medicines online, whilst …

Doctors urged to cut drug waste

July 22, 2013
Sales and Marketing GPs, NHS, RPS, doctors, prescribing

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called on doctors to change the way they prescribe in a bid to cut …

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