Pharmacy News

Cochrane Review: e-cigs could be effective quit aids

Findings were based on an analysis of two randomised controlled trials involving 662 smokers. more →

Pregnant women at risk of mental health problems need more support

Guideline includes a raft of recommendations about medicines management and drug choices. more →

Hyperglycaemia risk with faulty insulin pens

People with diabetes using insulin pens from a number of faulty batches manufactured by Owen Mumford are at risk of hyperglycaemia, according to an alert issued by the UK medicines regulator. more →

Pharmacists’ registration exam set to become more clinical in 2016

New assessment process designed to produce more clinically competent pharmacists. more →

Initiative seeks to protect patients from acute kidney injury

Patients with underlying medical conditions can benefit from stopping certain medicines when they become acutely ill. more →

Evidence still lacking for Ebola treatments, concludes EMA

Lack of evidence for seven investigational drugs being developed for the treatment of Ebola means it is impossible to make any conclusions about their safety or efficacy, according to the an interim review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). more →

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Latest BBC Health News

A&E has 'worst week' in England

Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show. more →

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned. more →

EU approves first stem cell therapy

A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time. more →

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Latest BBC General News

A&E has 'worst week' in England

Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show. more →

Illegal attempts to enter UK on rise

Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, official figures suggest. more →

Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says. more →

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