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Three-Parent Baby is Welcomed to the World

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A baby boy which has genetic material from three adults has been born.


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Community Pharmacy Hopes Slashed as Government Announces Cuts to Funding

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Government has announced that community pharmacy funding will be cut by 4% for 2016-2017 and 3.4% for 2017-2018 - an overall reduction in funding to approximately £2.592bn.


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Cheap 'Smoke Detector' Test Unveiled to Spot Cancer Before Symptoms Arise

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Scientists have unveiled a new test that is akin to a smoke detector that would spot cancer before symptoms arise.


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Latest Mergers - Bayer Offers $66 Billion for Agricultural Giant Monsanto

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Seemingly no pharma company is left safe from takeover this year, as we see Bayer seek to branch out into the agri-chemical space through its proposed takeover of Monsanto.


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When is an app a medical device? UK Regulator Issues new Guidance

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Software that analyses health data could be deemed to be a medical device and become regulated, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said.


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Is Microsoft's head in the Cloud as it announces aim to solve cancer conundrum?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Microsoft has announced that it plans to 'solve' cancer in the next 10 years by treating it as a computer virus.


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UN Commits to Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

For only the fourth time in its history, the UN general assembly has held a high-level meeting on a health issue and this time its focus was on antimicrobial resistance.


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PwC Report Shows £3 billion Value of Community Pharmacy

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Community pharmacy contributed £3 billion to the NHS, public sector and wider society in England in 2015, according to a report from PwC.


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Pfizer's Buying Streak Continues

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

With US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer looking set to take over swathes of the pharmaceutical industry with its multiple acquisition attempts.


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Facebook Mogul Invests $3 Billion in Health Sector

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have announced that they are committing a huge US$3bn to medical research through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative


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Vision for the Future of Community Pharmacy Unveiled

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Community Pharmacy Forward View has finally been published to the delight of many in the pharmacy sector.


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Here Come the Monkeys - Scientific Breakthrough Helps Restore Use of Paralysed Limbs

Monday, 16 January 2017

Scientists in Switzerland have successfully treated two rhesus monkeys which each had one leg paralysed due to a partial spinal cord lesion using new technology to allow them to walk once more.


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Big Pharma Give Much Needed Brexit Boost to Pharmaceuticals Industry Through Commitment to UK Investment

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

AstraZeneca has announced its commitment to spending £330million on a new research and development centre in Cambridge

Big Pharma Give Much Needed Brexit Boost to Pharmaceuticals Industry Through Commitment to UK Investment

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First New Antibiotic Discovery for 30 Years Gets up Superbug's Nose

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

One of the big questions facing the pharmaceuticals and life sciences and healthcare sectors is: what to do about the growing resistance of superbugs to antibiotics?