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FDA warns three Hepatitis C drugs may worsen liver function in some rare cases

August 29, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development AbbVie, FDA, Gilead, HCV, MSD, hepatitis C, public health

The FDA has warned that three Hepatitis C (HCV) drugs made by AbbVie, Gilead and MSD are worsening liver function …


Living in polluted city for ten years increases risk of lung disease as much as pack of cigarettes a day for 29 years

August 14, 2019
Research and Development Air pollution, COPD, lung disease, pharma emphysema, public health

Air pollution in cities dramatically increases the risk for and risk of progression of emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive …

Elizabeth Warren calls on former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb to resign from board of Pfizer

July 2, 2019
Research and Development FDA, Pfizer, Scott Gottlieb, health, pharma, public health

Democrat Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has criticised Scott Gottlieb for joining Pfizer.   In a letter to Gottlieb, Senator Warren …


Cases of sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England, data shows

June 5, 2019
Research and Development HIV, STDs, STIs, pharma PrEP, public health

Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise, according to new data from Public Health England. There were …

Oklahoma prosecutors say J&J used ‘brainwashing campaign’ to boost opioid sales

May 30, 2019
Research and Development J&J, JJ, opioid crisis, opioids, pharma, public health

Oklahoma state prosecutors have accused Johnson & Johnson of engaging in a “cynical, deceitful, multibillion-dollar brainwashing campaign” to boost sales …

Mumps cases triple in England

May 24, 2019
Medical Communications MMR, UK, Vaccine, health, public health

Public Health England has urged patients to ensure that they have received the MMR vaccine after the number of cases …


US sees 300% increase in the number of cases of Hepatitis A

May 13, 2019
Sales and Marketing CDC, hepatitis a, pharma, public health, sanitation

The number of Americans infected with Hepatitis A has increased 300% in the past three years, according to figures from …

Number of GPs in decline for first time in 50 years

May 8, 2019
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development GP, NHS, pharma, public health

The number of GPs has been in decline, year on year, since 2014. The decline marks the first sustained fall …


Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he will not rule out ‘compulsory vaccination’

May 7, 2019
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing Matt Hancock, infectious diseases, pharma, public health, vaccines

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he would not rule out ‘compulsory vaccination,’ as he argued that those spreading anti-vaccine …

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, …


Opioid crisis cost US government nearly $38 billion in lost taxes

April 11, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development US, government, opioid crisis, opioids, public health, tax revenue

The opioid epidemic may have cost US state and federal governments as much as $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue, …


Traffic pollution linked to four million childhood asthma cases each year

April 11, 2019
Research and Development Air pollution, NO2, Traffic, asthma, emissions, pollution, public health

Air pollution is linked to four million cases of childhood asthma each year, according to research published in The Lancet …


New Yorkers must be vaccinated or face a fine

April 10, 2019
Research and Development Brooklyn, New York, infectious diseases, measles, public health, vaccines

A public health emergency has been declared in New York following an outbreak of measles. Residents of certain postcodes in …

AMR advisor calls for public utility company to tackle AMR

March 28, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development AMR, Lord Jim O'Neill, antimicrobial resistance, pharma, public health

Lord Jim O’Neill, an economist and former government advisor on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), has accused the pharmaceutical industry of “spewing …

Japanese court orders public health campaigner to pay ¥3.3 million to anti-vaccine researcher

March 27, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development HPV, Japan, anti vaxx, anti-vaccine, public health, vaccines

Dr Riko Muranaka, a researcher and journalist who has campaigned against misinformation surrounding vaccines, has been ordered to pay ¥3.3 …

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