Pharmacy News

Pharma companies often violate drug advertising codes

A study, which analysed advertising code of conduct breaches in Sweden and the UK, found that most violations concerned misleading promotions more →

Risk of unintentional overdose higher for long-acting opioids

Patients taking long-acting opioids are more than twice as likely to overdose unintentionally than patients taking short-acting opioids, study finds. more →

Hydroxyzine safety measures loom after heart risk review

A review has confirmed that hydroxyzine is associated with an increased risk of QT-interval prolongation and of torsade de pointes. more →

Sanofi and Mannkind launch inhaled insulin in the US

Sanofi and Mannkind Corporation have launched an inhalable insulin product — Afrezza — in the United States. more →

EMA approves new antibiotics for skin infections

Orbactiv, Sivextro and Xydalba are all indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. more →

Medicines regulator warns over unlicensed blood plasma product

An unlicensed medicine sold via European websites and which claims to treat HIV, cancer and autism, contains blood plasma never intended for human use, the UK medicines safety regulator has warned. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

'Lethal failures' led to baby deaths

A "lethal mix" of failures at a Cumbrian hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of 11 babies and one mother, an inquiry rules. more →

Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe. more →

A&E waiting time targets missed

Scotland's A&E departments treated 87% of people within the Scottish government's target of four hours in January, NHS statistics show. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Body parts found in Becky search

The family of missing teenager Becky Watts say they are "devastated" as police reveal body parts are discovered at a house in Bristol. more →

Sex gangs targeted hundreds of girls

As many as 373 children may have been targeted for sex by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the last 16 years, a serious case review finds. more →

'Lethal failures' led to baby deaths

A "lethal mix" of failures at a Cumbrian hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of 11 babies and one mother, an inquiry rules. more →

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