Warning over foetal heart rate monitors

Expectant mothers in the UK are being advised not to use hand-held monitors (Doppler devices) to listen to their baby's heartbeat at home. ...

Proton therapy to be available on NHS

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Liko launches new patient lifts

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Progress for COPD sufferers using air travel

People with chronic lung conditions in the UK have taken a step forward in their battle against discrimination when using air travel. Thomson...

Andrew Hatton takes FreeHand at Prosurgics

Surgical robotics company Prosurgics, which supplies devices for laparoscopic surgery, has appointed Andrew Hatton as UK Country Manager. Andrew Hatton will be responsible...

Government curbs market in transplant organs

Patients paying for private transplant surgery using organs donated within the NHS will be banned from October. The Government has accepted the recommendations of...

Authorised generics here to stay, says Datamonitor

The number of authorised generics (AG) agreements will grow, in tandem with the increasing convergence between branded and generic drug companies, a new report...

Amgen makes denosumab deal

Amgen has formed a partnership with GlaxoSmithKline to commercialize denosumab for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in Europe and emerging markets. Denosumab is the...

RPSGB calls for fair prescribing abilities

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) has called on the Prime Minister to introduce parity between nurses and pharmacists in the prescribing...

Portable blood banks for UK military

Compact human-portable blood storage units that maintain constant temperature are being supplied to the Ministry of Defence by a UK company. The...

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