Earlier detection of prostate cancer

An improved test for prostate cancer promises to improve the detection and monitoring of the most common form of cancer affecting men in the...

More patients to benefit from Xeloda

Roche’s Xeloda (capecitabine) has been approved by the European Commission for post-surgery treatment of patients with early colon cancer. The drug is indicated in...

Pharma employees more loyal than ever

A quarter of employees in the pharmaceutical sector are more loyal to their employer as a direct result of the economic downturn, according to...

Boehringer fosters innovation in life sciences

Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a new fund to invest in companies that provide ground-breaking therapeutic approaches and technologies to help drive innovation in medical...

NHS plan to develop commercial skills

The new NHS Commercial Support Units will help local and regional decision-makers to support the quality and productivity agenda by building effective relationships with...

NICE reveals first ever fellows and scholars

Lord Ara Darzi, Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London and former Health Minister, has been appointed as NICE’s first honorary Fellow. A further...

EC approves combination ACS treatment

The European Commission has approved Sanofi-aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s dual antiplatelet combination tablet DuoPlavin/DuoCover (clopidogrel and acetylsalicylic acid). The combination treatment is indicated for...

CHMP Update March

The March meeting of the CHMP saw no new branded drugs recommended for approval, though several generics secured positive opinions. The Committee adopted a...

Movetis launches Resolor in the UK

Movetis’ Resolor (prucalopride) is now available in the UK to treat the symptoms of chronic constipation in women who do not receive adequate relief...

Norgine opens R&D centre in Wales

European speciality pharmaceutical company Norgine is to open a new £4 million Technology Development Centre in Hengoed, South Wales. The new facility is a...

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