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"The Gravest Threat to Modern Medicine" - Radical Change Needed

Friday, 16 November 2018

Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is where previously treatable infections become immune to antibiotics. It has been estimated that AMR may currently kill around 5,000 people a year in England. This number is set to rise.


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Time to Rethink Entire Agreement Clauses in Your Contracts

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Parties to contracts should now think more carefully about what they include as a non-reliance statement, if they want it to be enforceable.

Time to Rethink Entire Agreement Clauses in Your Contracts

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Ethnic Minorities Hit Hardest by Fitness-to-Practise Cases

Thursday, 15 November 2018

There has been a massive increase in the number of fitness-to-practise cases reported to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), with ethnic minorities hit hardest.

Ethnic Minorities Hit Hardest by Fitness-to-Practise Cases

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Emergency Powers for Pharmacists Proposed to Combat Medicine Shortages

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The law should be changed to allow pharmacists to substitute prescriptions and obtain medicines from other pharmacies. These are the recommendations of Martin Sawer, Executive Director of the Healthcare Distribution Association.

Emergency Powers for Pharmacists Proposed to Combat Medicine Shortages

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Brexit - Will All Medicines Get to Patients?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Two years after the UK narrowly voted to exit the EU, we are awaiting certainty of what will happen next. The UK is leaving the EU, but what does this mean for the UK's future relationship with the trading bloc?

Brexit - Will All Medicines Get to Patients?

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Small and Medium Sized Pharma Companies': Financial Plea to Government's 'No Deal Brexit' Stockpiling

Friday, 12 October 2018

The UK Government has continued to up its preparations for a "no deal Brexit". Part of that has involved a request to the UK's pharma manufacturers to stockpile an extra six weeks' worth of stock to avoid shortages.

Small and Medium Sized Pharma Companies':  Financial Plea to Government's 'No Deal Brexit' Stockpiling

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'No Deal Brexit' - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Friday, 12 October 2018

The UK government has disclosed its plans for the exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there is a no deal Brexit.

'No Deal Brexit' - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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Pharma Sector Offers Lukewarm Welcome to the Post-Brexit Immigration System Plan

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its highly anticipated report on how the UK's immigration system might be adjusted to counteract the effects of Brexit.

Pharma Sector Offers Lukewarm Welcome to the Post-Brexit Immigration System Plan

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NHS Takes Up Revolutionary Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

Friday, 12 October 2018

The National Health Service is to take up a revolutionary immunotherapy cancer treatment from Novartis. The drug called Kymriah is very expensive, with a list price of £282,000 per patient, but seen by some as a miracle cure.

NHS Takes Up Revolutionary Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

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NHS Saves Hundreds of Millions of Pounds by Switching to Generics - What More Can Be Done?

Friday, 12 October 2018

The NHS has saved hundreds of millions of pounds last year, by switching from some branded medicines to generics.

NHS Saves Hundreds of Millions of Pounds by Switching to Generics - What More Can Be Done?

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NPA Loses Pharmacy Cuts Case, But Is the Future Brighter?

Monday, 17 September 2018

It has not been an easy couple of years for community pharmacy with big cuts to its funding announced by the Government in December 2015.

NPA Loses Pharmacy Cuts Case, But Is the Future Brighter?

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New Breakthrough for Early Cancer Detection Test, Years Before Disease Develops

Monday, 17 September 2018

Scientists are hailing an exciting new blood test to detect cancers, years before the disease develops.

New Breakthrough for Early Cancer Detection Test, Years Before Disease Develops

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New Accelerated Access Collaborative Chair Enthuses over Fast Track Medicines

Monday, 17 September 2018

Lord Ara Darzi, the new Chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, is enthusiastically looking forward to the opportunities for fast track medicines and medical technologies from the scheme.

New Accelerated Access Collaborative Chair Enthuses over Fast Track Medicines

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Deliberate Use of Data for Another Purpose Breached "Good Faith"

Monday, 17 September 2018

In the case of Health and Case Management Ltd v The Physiotherapy Network Ltd ("H" v "T"), the High Court has ruled on the meaning of a contract involving "good faith".

Deliberate Use of Data for Another Purpose Breached

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"No Deal Brexit" - What Must Pharma Do to Prepare?

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

As the clock keeps ticking towards Brexit on 29 March 2019 ("Brexit Date"), there is continued uncertainty. Will there be a deal or no deal? What are the implications? Businesses across the board are struggling to know what to do.