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New Information Commissioner Appointed

Friday, 12 August 2016

Elizabeth Denham has become the new Information Commissioner, responsible for heading up the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which is the UK's regulator ofdata protection and freedom of information laws.


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AstraZeneca's New Antibiotic Shows the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance is Well Underway

Friday, 12 August 2016

AstraZeneca's new antibiotic 'Zavicefta' has been approved by the European Medicines Agency for use in patients with serious Gram-negative bacterial infections.


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Pharma Delighted with New NICE Drug Approvals

Monday, 01 August 2016

The pharma industry in the UK has received a lift with news that five new drugs have been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).


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National Pharmacy Association Dares to Hope that Brexit Could Mean the End to Funding Cuts

Monday, 01 August 2016

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has announced that Brexit could give the government an opportunity to change its stance on the proposed reduction of over £170 million in pharmacy funding currently scheduled for October this year.

National Pharmacy Association Dares to Hope that Brexit Could Mean the End to Funding Cuts

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Life Sciences Sector gets Post-Brexit Boost with GSK Announcing £275m UK Investment

Friday, 29 July 2016

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the UK's biggest pharmaceutical company, has given the UK a massive boost following the Brexit vote with an announcement that it is investing £275m in expanding its manufacturing facilities within the UK.


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Breakthrough in 3D Printing Takes Scientists a Step Closer to Organ Growth

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Universities of Sydney and Harvard have developed a way of keeping printed human tissue, using a 3D printer, alive on its own.


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NHS England Announces Fast Track Funding for NHS Patients to Receive Innovations Faster

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

NHS England's Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, has announced a new programme to create a fast track for innovative medical devices so that patients can get access to innovations faster.


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Super Coating Shines Light into the Gloom of Antibacterial Resistance

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A research team in Ireland has developed a coating which when placed onto everyday objects, prevents the spread of MRSA and E. coli bacteria.


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Revolutionary Cheaper Hi-Tech Pill to Collect Gut Samples

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A hi-tech pill being developed by Oxford University may change the way intestinal diseases are tested in the near future.


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After Safe Harbor, Now Model Clause Validity under Threat

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

A key mechanism that enables organisations to do international business and transfer data outside of the European Economic Area may be under threat, casting doubt on the validity of sharing personal data with countries outside of Europe.


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Statins IT Glitch puts Thousands at Risk of Heart Attacks

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Thousands of patients have either received statins when their medical condition did not warrant it, or, been put at risk of heart attacks when they did not receive statins to reduce their cholesterol levels.


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O'Neill Report Proposes Blueprint for Tackling Global Antibiotics Crisis

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Lord O'Neill, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, has published his final report on the global crisis of antibiotic resistance.


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What Does Brexit Mean for Life Sciences?

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

The UK's referendum decision to leave the European Union took a lot of people by surprise.