Pharmacy News

Pharma companies often violate drug advertising codes

A study, which analysed advertising code of conduct breaches in Sweden and the UK, found that most violations concerned misleading promotions more →

Risk of unintentional overdose higher for long-acting opioids

Patients taking long-acting opioids are more than twice as likely to overdose unintentionally than patients taking short-acting opioids, study finds. more →

Hydroxyzine safety measures loom after heart risk review

A review has confirmed that hydroxyzine is associated with an increased risk of QT-interval prolongation and of torsade de pointes. more →

Sanofi and Mannkind launch inhaled insulin in the US

Sanofi and Mannkind Corporation have launched an inhalable insulin product — Afrezza — in the United States. more →

EMA approves new antibiotics for skin infections

Orbactiv, Sivextro and Xydalba are all indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. more →

Medicines regulator warns over unlicensed blood plasma product

An unlicensed medicine sold via European websites and which claims to treat HIV, cancer and autism, contains blood plasma never intended for human use, the UK medicines safety regulator has warned. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Distinct ME stages found, says study

Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. more →

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests. more →

Row over Savile hospital access claim

The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Tributes paid to murdered Nemtsov

Thousands of Russians light candles and lay flowers for Boris Nemtsov, as speculation grows over the motive for the murder of President Putin's critic. more →

Two arrests in missing girl search

Two people are arrested in connection with the disappearance of 16-year-old Becky Watts who is missing in Bristol. more →

Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on

Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. more →

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