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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 →
LactMed database April 2017 The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new free database on drugs and breastfeeding called LactMed. This database is part of TOXNET and can be searched together with the other TOXNET... Read More →
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.

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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 →

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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...
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...
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