Pharmacy News

Dementia link with anticholinergic drugs

Drugs to treat allergies, depression and bladder complaints can increase the chance of developing dementia. more →

Community pharmacy services A new model of pharmacy in North East London

The ‘SelfCare Pharmacy’ initiative aims to provide a viable new model of pharmacy care that delivers results for patients and meets commissioners’ expectations. more →

EMA recommends suspending licences for 700 GVK Biosciences drugs

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending that the marketing authorisations for more than 700 generic products manufactured by GVK Biosciences in Hyderabad, India, be suspended. more →

Community pre-regs more likely to be dissatisfied with training

Differences are driven by the sector trained in, with those who completed their training in the community sector more likely to be dissatisfied. more →

EMA recommends approval of weight loss drug liraglutide

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending that the prescription-only injectabledrugliraglutide (Saxenda) should be granted a marketing authorisation as a weight loss product. more →

Public health campaign highlights heartburn link to cancer

People who experience heartburn each day for three consecutive weeks may be at risk of oesophageal or stomach cancer and should visit their GP, according to a new public health campaign in England launched on 26 January 2015. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'

Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold. more →

Hospitals reject NHS funding cut

A row has broken out about the system for giving NHS hospitals in England their income. more →

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated. more →

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School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing. more →

Snow brings disruption to travellers

Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports. more →

Russian jets 'disrupted UK aviation'

Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says. more →

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