HRA Pharma establishes UK presence

HRA Pharma has established a UK subsidiary, HRA Pharma UK Ltd, based in London. This is the company’s second subsidiary in Europe as...

First pediatric PAH therapy approved in EU

Actelion’s pediatric dispersible formulation of Tracleer (bosentan) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has been approved in the EU. The approval...

Pfizer triumphs at environmental awards

Pfizer has been recognised as a leader in environmental excellence at the recent Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) awards. Twelve companies received recognition...

CORRECTION: MabThera recommended in Scotland

Scottish physicians are now able to prescribe MabThera (rituximab) on the NHS, following a positive recommendation by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). MabThera was...

GPs need swine flu guidance

A poll of GPs by has revealed that, so far, only 9% of GPs in the UK have been given regular, clear and concise...

Tamiflu discount for poorer countries

Roche is to provide its antiviral Tamiflu at a lower price to developing countries as part of a new initiative. Under the Tamiflu Reserves...

Viruses resistant to Tamiflu identified

Several cases of the H1N1 ‘swine flu’ virus have emerged that are resistant to antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltaminvir). WHO has been informed by...

Novo Nordisk launches Victoza in UK

Novo Nordisk’s Victoza is now available for type 2 diabetes patients in the UK, following EU approval. Victoza is the first once-daily human Glucagon-like...

Novartis joins fight against malaria

Novartis has become the first healthcare company to join United Against Malaria (UAM), a pan-Africa campaign to end malaria-related deaths and suffering by 2015....

Best-selling drugs cheaper in Europe

European prices of 170 best-selling drugs averaged 40% less than US prices in 2008, recent research has revealed. Within Europe, it was found,...

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Government launches call for evidence to improve women's health and care

Government launches call for evidence to improve women’s health and care

The government is launching a 12-week call for evidence to better understand women’s experiences of the health and care system. Launching to coincide with International...
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COVID-19 and key changes one year on

One year on from the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the UK, Oli Hudson, Content Director at Wilmington Healthcare, takes a look at...
FDA approval for Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra in lung disease

FDA approves Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra for interstitial lung disease

Roche has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Actemra®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) subcutaneous injection for slowing the rate of decline in...

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This International Women’s Day, NHS Digital has published an analysis of the role of women in the NHS in England. Women account for more than...

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