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Prices hiked on 3,400 drugs in first half of 2019

July 4, 2019
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing abstruse, access, generics, pharma, prescription, pricing

There have been price hikes on more than 3,400 drugs in the United States in the first six months of …

Uninsured patients elibible for no-cost replacement of medicines lost in California wildfires

November 22, 2018
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing USA, california, insurance, prescription, wildfires

Uninsured citizens in California’s Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties will be eligible for a no-cost replacement of medicines lost …

Drugs should be preferred first-choice treatment for ADHD

August 8, 2018
Research and Development ADHD, adults, amphetmines, children, prescription, ritalin

Ritalin and other amphetamines should be the preferred first-choice medications for the short-term treatment of ADHD, according to a study …

Scientist looking at medicinal cannabis in a laboratory

Cannabis-derived medicinal products to become available in UK

July 26, 2018
Medical Communications cannabis, law, medicinal marijuana, prescription, sajid javid, schedule drugs, uk politics

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that cannabis derived medicinal products will be made available on prescription “by the autumn” …

More antidepressants being prescribed to children in UK

July 25, 2018
Research and Development antidepressants, children, mental health, prescription, young people

Figures have revealed a trend towards an increased number of prescriptions for antidepressants for children in England, Scotland, and Northern …


UK Government announces prescription price hike to record level

February 27, 2018
Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing NHS, pharma, prescription, price

The UK Government has announced plans to increase prescription charges by 20p, or 2.3%, to a record £8.80, effective 1 …


Prescription costs vary wildly between high-income countries

June 13, 2017
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing medicine, prescription, prescription cost

A study originating out of Canada has laid bare the difference in cost of primary care prescription drugs between different …


Care Quality Commission targets website which gave prescriptions in 17 seconds

April 6, 2017
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Care Quality Commission, prescription

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), England’s health and social care service regulator, has identified four online prescription medicine vendors engaging …


Cuts to prescriptions aims to save £128 million annually

March 28, 2017
Medical Communications, Research and Development NHS England, prescription

NHS England has identified 10 items that it believes can cut £128 million from its yearly bill. The 10 items …


Top 10 medicines issued in England by prescription cost in 2014-15

March 2, 2016
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Cost, Humira, NHS, prescription

AbbVie, Humira (adalimumab), £371m. This drug treats a variety of conditions including psoriatic arthritics, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The …

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Scrap ‘iniquitous and outdated’ NHS prescription charges

May 15, 2014
Sales and Marketing BMJ, NHS, charges, dab, drugs, prescription

The NHS prescription charge is iniquitous and outdated and needs to be scrapped, according to an editorial in the Drug …

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