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Maternal use of antidepressants may lead to childhood obesity and diabetes March 2017 A recent article discusses the outcomes of research looking into possible links between use of maternal antidepressants and childhood obesity and diabetes. Read More →
Primary care ‘revolution’ needed to save pharmacies January 2017 Experts are calling for a “revolution” in how primary care is organised with more clinical services being provided by pharmacies in order to survive, according to a new report.

The report... Read More →
5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 November 2016 Recent guidance sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance with a focus on antibiotics.

Increasing resistance and a lack of new drugs means a greater risk... Read More →
Pharmaceutical Needs Information Pack November 2016 A new publication supports local authority health and wellbeing boards to develop and update pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs).

Each health and wellbeing board (HWB) must assess needs... Read More →
New vaccine programmes protecting against meningococcal disease confirmed September 2016 NHS England and Public Health England have published two letters to healthcare professionals confirming details of the Men ACWY and Men B vaccination programmes to begin from late Summer 2015. From... Read More →
Regulations on entry to NHS pharmaceutical market August 2016 The Department of Health has published new Regulations on NHS pharmaceutical services, following consultation. Laid before parliament, recently, the Regulations, NHS (Pharmaceutical Services)... Read More →
Resource for MacroGenics August 2016 Estco Medical has launched a new website for MacroGenics at www.macrogenics.com. Based in Maryland, MacroGenics is a biotechnology company focused on the development of therapeutic antibodies to... Read More →
Medicines In Development August 2016 Medicines in Development

All patients - whether fighting deadly diseases or managing long-term, chronic conditions -- live in the hope that tomorrow will bring the promise of new medicines... Read More →
Pandemic Influenza Surge Capacity And Prioritisation In Health Services May 2016 A document has been published which is designed to give guidance on managing the surge capacity needed to respond to an increased volume of patients during an influenza pandemic

'Pandemic... Read More →
Commentary On Strategies For Switching Antipsychotics May 2016 Both the new generation of antipsychotics and the more traditional antipsychotic drugs produce an important and meaningful improvement in patients with schizophrenia, but most patients are neither... Read More →

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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...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers November 2016 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines...
Medical bodies unite to combat addiction to medicines November 2016 The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have published a signed...
Start Smart – Then Focus August 2016 The Department of Health has published new guidance Start Smart - Then Focus which will help hospital prescribers ensure...
The National Institute on Drug Abuse August 2016 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program has introduced a new web page that streamlines access to...
Managing Medicines Across a Health Community July 2016 Medicines management and prescribing are key elements in both PCTs and acute trust business and it is important that the...
Website on the dangers of counterfeit drugs July 2016 Amid increased concern over the growing epidemic of counterfeit drugs, the National Associations of Boards of Pharmacy has...
PhRMA gets user-friendly July 2016 The website from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) aims to help visitors find more...
Dictionary Of More Than 360,000 Chemicals July 2016 ChemIDplus, the National Library of Medicine's dictionary of more than 360,000 chemicals, has a new look and new search...
Fast and easy access July 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health's Adis Online is a website designed to help clinicians and researchers stay on top of progress in...
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