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Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine not licensed for coronavirus treatment

The MHRA has released guidance saying that Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine are not licensed for coronavirus treatment. Recent media reports have suggested that chloroquine can protect...
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AstraZeneca is donating face masks to healthcare workers around the world

AstraZeneca is donating nine million face masks to support healthcare workers around the world as they respond to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) global pandemic. AstraZeneca...
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Government protects high demand medicines for coronavirus patients

The Government has protected high demand medicines for coronavirus patients, with more than 80 medicines used to treat COVID-19 patients in intensive care units...
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Boost to COVID-19 vaccine and therapy research

COVID-19 vaccine and therapy research has been boosted by six new projects in rapid response. The six new studies into the novel coronavirus have...
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UK to map coronavirus spread with whole genome sequence alliance

The UK is to map coronavirus spread with the launch of a whole genome sequence alliance. The Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser have...
Celltrion Group completes first step in developing antiviral treatment to fight COVID-19

Celltrion Group completes first step in developing antiviral treatment to fight COVID-19

Celltrion Group today announced key milestones in its efforts to fight the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of its emergency preparedness plan...
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NICE guidelines on active management of patients with COVID-19

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first three rapid guidelines on the active management of patients with COVID-19...
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eyeforpharma Barcelona goes VIRTUAL

Spotlight: Advertorial from Pf Partners Hi Covid-19 has undoubtedly created one of the most challenging environments of the modern era. Together, we must step up to...
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CMA launches COVID-19 taskforce to monitor market practices

The CMA is launching a COVID-19 taskforce to tackle negative impacts within its remit of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of Covid-19 is an unprecedented...
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LifeArc launches £10m COVID-19 clinical research fund

LifeArc, a UK-based medical research charity, has created a £10m COVID-19 clinical research fund to support research to accelerate the development and testing of...

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Primary care networks and mental health services post COVID-19

Joint working between primary care networks and providers of mental health services must accelerate if the NHS is to help the huge increase in...
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Preparing pharma for end of Brexit transition: ABPI response

The Department of Health and Social Care has published a letter setting out the Government’s plan and requests of industry and the wider supply chain...
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Common chronic pain treatments ‘can do more harm than good’

A number of commonly used drug treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and shouldn’t be prescribed, NICE...

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Preparing pharma for end of Brexit transition: ABPI response

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Pharma stepped up to support the NHS, the country and the World during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pf brings you some examples of pharma on...
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Orphan Drug Designation granted to tinostamustine in EU for very rare form of leukaemia

Mundipharma has announced that the European Commission (EC) has now adopted the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products recommendation to grant...
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