Philips launches full-face OSA mask

Royal Philips Electronics has launched a full-face mask as a minimal-contact alternative for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The FullLife mask covers...

EC approves Xolair for children

The EC has approved Xolair (omalizumab) in patients aged six to eleven years, providing a new treatment approach to nearly 35,000 children in the...

Research reveals divided opinion over private sector

MPs expect the private sector to play a greater role in healthcare provision in the future, a recent poll has shown. The survey also...

Public concerned over novel vaccine risks

Parents and healthcare workers may refuse the H1N1 vaccine for themselves or their children due to fears about the risks of a novel vaccine....

DH to consult on Automatic Generic Substitution

The Department of Health (DH) plans to conduct a full, formal consultation on the arrangements for the implementation of Automatic Generic Substitution this Autumn....

A method for methadone

A drug dispensing pump has been adopted for methadone dosing services in UK pharmacies, prisons and rehabilitation centres. The MethaMeasure system, housed in a...

Wearable kidney could transform dialysis

A portable, battery-powered machine could free people with renal failure from the need to undergo regular dialysis sessions. The Wearable Artificial Kidney, currently...

Orphan finds a new home

Orphan drug company Swedish Orphan International (SOI) will be moving to bespoke new offices in Cambridge this summer. The company says that the new...

Liver cancer cases treble

Liver cancer cases have tripled in the last 30 years, according to statistics published by Cancer Research UK. The dramatic increase has been in...

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. ...

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International evidence shows that hub and spoke dispensing is not necessarily safer or more cost effective. Newly published research by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA)...

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Image of clipboard and medical forms with stethoscope and pencil to show Chemotherapy-free treatment for lymphoma recommended by NICE

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