News

Clinical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic November 2018 Providers wrote approximately 4.45 billion opioid prescriptions in 2016—with wide variation across states. In addition, an almost 1.8 million Americans, aged 12 or older, either abused or were... Read More →
5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 September 2018 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 September 2018 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 for... Read More →
Medical bodies unite to combat addiction to medicines September 2018 The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have published a signed consensus statement aimed at reducing patient addiction to medicines such... Read More →
Vaccine programmes protecting against meningococcal disease July 2018 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 →
JCVI summary on the number of doses of flu vaccine for children June 2018 The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) summary provides advice on the number of doses of flu vaccine that children should be offered depending on:

• their age
• whether... Read More →
Medicines In Development June 2018 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 →
Regulations on entry to NHS pharmaceutical market May 2018 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 →
The National Institute on Drug Abuse May 2018 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program has introduced a new web page that streamlines access to announcements about the Institute?s activities in the international drug... Read More →
Managing Medicines Across a Health Community March 2018 Medicines management and prescribing are key elements in trust business and it is important that the organisations liaise effectively on these issues. The guide will help with this collaboration and... Read More →

Resources

Consult by Univadis. December 2018 Consult by Univadis is the must-have app for UK healthcare professionals. It provides instant and free access to essential...
Clinical Pain Advisor. December 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
ACEP Toxicology October 2018 The Antidote app is a succinct resource designed for quick access to indications and dosing regimens for a variety of...
Anticoagulation Manager September 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers September 2018 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines...
Anticoagulation Manager June 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
Anticoagulation Manager May 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
Start Smart – Then Focus April 2018 The Department of Health has published new guidance Start Smart - Then Focus which will help hospital prescribers ensure...
Website on the dangers of counterfeit drugs March 2018 Amid increased concern over the growing epidemic of counterfeit drugs, the National Associations of Boards of Pharmacy has...
Better access to medicine safety data March 2018 Patients and researchers are able to look at data on the safety of different medicines. Part of a series of measures to...
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