Pharmacy News

IPF and NPA to merge

The National Pharmacy Association and the Independent Pharmacy Federation are joining forces "to strengthen support and leadership for the independent pharmacy sector", both organisations say. more →

Analysts predict surge in ‘blockbuster drugs’ entering the market in 2015

Over the next twelve months there will be 11 “blockbuster” drugs entering the market, according to business intelligence company Thomson Reuters. more →

Numark calls for clarity over practice pharmacists

Numark has welcomed the proposals from the RPS and Royal College of GPs for pharmacists to be based in surgeries, but has called for clarity on their roles and funding. more →

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 →

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Latest BBC Health News

Office workers 'too sedentary'

Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign. more →

NHS medical accidents unit 'needed'

A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say. more →

Fitness linked to lower cancer risk

Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Leaders grilled in election special

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have been put on the spot over immigration, the EU and spending plans in the first set-piece TV broadcast of the election. more →

Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight, named as Andreas Lubitz, intentionally started the plane's descent before it crashed into the French Alps, officials say. more →

Office workers 'too sedentary'

Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign. more →

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