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Advice On Hormonal Contraceptives And The Safe Use Of Herbal Medicines November 2017 The Drug Safety Update ? published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ? contains information on the use of the antiepileptic agent carbamazepine; how to help patients... Read More →
Common Medications Provide Equal Blood Pressure Control November 2017 Two common classes of blood pressure medications - angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) - are equally effective at controlling high blood... Read More →
Report Highlights Research Needed To Foster Generic Drug Development October 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the ?Critical Path Opportunities for Generic Drugs? report identifying many of the unanswered scientific questions that impede the... Read More →
Vaccine Website for Adolescents and Teens October 2017 PKIDs? Vaccine Initiative has launched www.getvaxed.org, a new vaccine website for adolescents and teens. The goal of the site is to raise awareness of immunisations among teens and young adults... Read More →
International AIDS Economics Network September 2017 Forum One has relaunched the International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN) website. The IAEN is a network of over 5000 international AIDS economists and policymakers that share research and experience... Read More →
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association May 2017 The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) has announced the launch of its new website www.gphaonline.org.

The new site has several new features, including:

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Impact of first infant vaccination programme in England for rotavirus confirmed April 2017 The first full year’s data on the impact of the newly-introduced national infant immunisation programme on rotavirus in England have confirmed the earlier indications that the programme has been... Read More →
Ensuring access to working antimicrobials April 2017 The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published it’s recommendations to improve antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on 7 July 2014. The government’s response to the Committee’s report... Read More →
NHS England publishes details of plans for specialised services April 2017 NHS England has published details of its priorities for prescribed specialised services for the coming year. Specialised services are those provided in relatively few hospitals, accessed by... Read More →
NPSA Highlights Risk Of Oral Anticancer Drugs April 2017 All healthcare staff need to monitor oral anticancer drugs to the same extent as injected anticancer drugs, according to a new report by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). The NPSA received... Read More →

Resources

Genetic roadmap charts links between drugs and human disease September 2017 A research team led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new kind of genetic ?roadmap?...
ASPET Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics September 2017 The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is organised into a 'public'section, which...
Tackling Drugs August 2017 The Scottish Government's national drugs strategy, focuses on recovery from drug use. Measures include the provision of...
Evaluation Of Information Prescription Pilots July 2017 In January 2007, the Department of Health (DH) established 20 pilot sites to develop and test the introduction of...
Medicines Management Is Everybody?s Business July 2017 A leaflet has been published which aims to empower service users and carers to ask relevant questions about medication and...
Online Healthcare June 2017 In 2006 DrThom became the first ever online organisation to register with the government regulator of healthcare - the Care...
The Destruction Of Controlled Drugs (CDs) June 2017 The Department of Health has published guidance on changes to the role of Accountable Officers for CDs (people who are...
Managing Medicines Across Health Organisations June 2017 Many patients have their care delivered in more than one healthcare setting, it is therefore essential that medicines are...
Shingles Q and A for healthcare professionals April 2017 Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain. It can cause permanent disability, and it occurs...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
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