Tag: UK

PHE Warns about Possible Opioid Epidemic in England

Hundreds of thousands of people in England are at risk of dependency on prescription medicines like opioid painkillers, and long-term prescribing rates are too high, says a new report. Public Health ...

Possible Meds Shortage in No-Deal Brexit Case

Leaked government documents have revealed that a no-deal Brexit will result in medicine shortages. The Operation Yellowhammer dossier indicates that fewer drug imports could be a reality for the UK. ...

Less than One-Third of UK Patient Groups Rate Positively Reputation of Pharma Industry

Drawing on the views of 111 groups representing a range of physical and mental health conditions, the report, by research and consultancy firm PatientView, reveals that just 28 per cent have a particu...

UK’s CMA Accused Drug Companies of Illegal Market Sharing in Supply of Antibiotics

Drug firms accused of illegal market sharing in supply of antibiotic. The CMA has provisionally found that sellers of the antibiotic Nitrofurantoin broke competition law by arranging to carve up t...

UK to Invest £16m in ‘Life-Saving’ Medical Advances

The British government has announced the decision to invest around £16 million in various ‘life-saving’ medical advances, including improved diagnosis and treatment for cancer and heart disease. 13...

NHS England Provided £2m to Boost Leadership Development in UK Health System

The programme is designed to help 23 areas kick-start or boost leadership development activities to support and inspire workforce in health systems across England from GPs, consultants and therapists ...

NHS, Gilead, MSD and AbbVie Collaborate to Help Eliminate Hepatitis C

The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a ground-breaking deal that could help England become the first country in the world to eliminate the deadly virus....

HRT and VTE Can Be Connected, Study Shows

Certain types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could lead to increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a new study has suggested. HRT is used to prevent a range of symptoms experienced by...

Men in UK Sentenced for Illegal Supply of Meds

Three people have been handed custodial sentences in England for their involvement in the illegal supply of potentially dangerous prescription-only medicines. Jagdiep Dhonsi, Amrin Mirza and Shirin...

Recipharm Considers to Finish Operations in its UK Facility

The operation has not been profitable for several years; no likely prospect of it being able to deliver an acceptable return in the medium term. Recipharm will initiate a process to explore the dis...

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...

Brexit Affects Supply and Prices in UK Pharmacies

The BBC’s 5 Live Breakfast reported that pharmacies are stockpiling generic drugs, and prices are fluctuating amid the political uncertainty. Manufacturers of branded drugs have been stockpiling th...

Ipsen Warns about Brexit Influence on Pharma

France’s Ipsen has become the latest pharma company to warn about the impact of Brexit on the pharma industry and patients’ access to medicines. As Theresa May attempts to drum up support for her B...

Novo Nordisk signed a Deal with e-Therapeutics to find Therapies for diabetes

e-Therapeutics will work with Novo for a year and use its technology to identify novel intervention strategies, biological pathways and compounds that could form the basis of new therapies. The UK ...

UK plans for meds supply after “no-deal” Brexit

The pharmaceutical industry is calling on the government to urgently provide more detail on how it plans to ensure a continued supply of medicines should the UK leave the EU under a ‘no-deal’ scenario...