Tag: UK Pharma

RPS Introduced Professional Standards for Community Pharmacists

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has begun to produce its first ever ‘Professional Standards for Community Pharmacy Services’. A consultation has begun to determine the standards that will set out ...

Paediatric Licence for Asthma Drug

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved Flutiform pMDI for use in the treatment of children with asthma aged five years and over. Flutiform pMDI is a combination of fluticasone propionate ...

UK and Japan Cooperate for Severe Diseases Treatment

Medical researchers in the UK and Japan are to join forces in the fight to advance research into treatments for some of the most debilitating degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and ...

UK Signs Contracts for Drug Storage in “no-deal” Brexit

Officials hope third contract for warehousing will be signed shortly, with total cost of £10m. The government has signed two contracts to secure warehouse space for the storage of drugs as part of ...

MHRA Approved Upperton New Facilities

Spray drying specialist has invested in building enhancements and in the expansion of its processing and analytical capabilities The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ha...

NICE Rejects Novartis Drug

Some migraine sufferers in the UK hoping to get access to Novartis’ new migraine prevention drug Aimovig are facing disappointment after NICE rejected it in draft guidance. The cost-effectiveness w...

First Details of NHS Long Term Plan

Long-awaited details of the NHS Long Term Plan - which is to be funded by a government investment of £20.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24 and aims to transform patient care while spending tax...

Potential Pitfalls of Brexit for Pharma

With less than 4 months remaining before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU in what is commonly referred to as “Brexit”, concerns are increasing within the pharmaceutical industry about the consequen...

Intract Gets Grant for Developing Novel Antibody Products

Drug delivery developer Intract Pharma has been awarded a £1.4 million grant by Innovate UK to develop a scalable manufacturing process for novel oral antibody products. The company will develop a ...

University of Birmingham Developed New Eye Drop

A group of scientists from the UK’s University of Birmingham has developed a new eye drop that can minimize sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye or the cornea. Scars caused by eye i...

NHS to Fund its TSC-Related Refractory Epilepsy Drug

NHS England has reversed a previous decision and will be funding Novartis’ Afinitor (everolimus) for TSC-related refractory epilepsy from April 2019. The drug has a patchy history with the health s...

Risk for Pharma after Brexit still Unknown

A ‘no deal’ Brexit will change and burden how all industries that move materials and goods across borders, including the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, do business. Pharmaceutical compa...