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Carers of dementia patients reveal burden of managing medicines

Family carers of people with dementia have difficulty managing their medication and lack the knowledge to weigh up risks and benefits of different drugs, finds research. more →

Pharmacists oppose GSL licence for Nexium Control

Pharmacists are opposing proposals to allow Pfizer’s proton pump inhibitor (PPI) Nexium Control to be made available through non-pharmacy outlets. more →

New treatment for COPD

Olodaterol, a once-daily long acting ß2-agonist inhaler, has been launched in the UK for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. more →

Pharmacy-led service delivers bulk of community flu vaccinations

Community pharmacists could be used as a back up service to the children’s influenza vaccination programme delivered in schools, according to a Public Health England (PHE) evaluation of a pilot project in Cumbria. more →

High Court judge overrules regulator and removes pharmacist from register

Regulator sees its first FTP case referred to the High Court after one of its panels makes an error of judgement. more →

Data reveals poor access to treatment for hepatitis C

Only around 3 per cent of people chronically infected with hepatitis C (HCV) were started on antiviral treatment each year in England between 2006 and 2011, according to figures published by Public Health England (PHE). more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond

The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a threat to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns. more →

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. more →

Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory'

Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests. more →

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Gaza refuge suffers deadly shelling

Tank fire hits a Gaza school being used as a refuge by thousands of Palestinians, killing at least 15, the UN says. more →

Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond

The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a threat to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns. more →

UK to allow driverless cars on roads

The government is to outline measures that will allow driverless cars on public roads in the UK by 2015. more →

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