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.... . One attempt to do just that is called an "advanced market commitment", where donors promise to pay for doses of a medicine that does not yet exist. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
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....Taking the over-the-counter drug was associated with a 31% increased risk, researchers in Denmark found. Other medicines from the same group of painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), presented an even higher risk, according to the findings published on Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The team spirit in the NHS was and is stimulating. However, it is mainly created by the multinational teams that have in common a love and dedication to their specialty and medicine in general. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The money is part of a £23bn pledge first made in the autumn statement. Of this money, £270m will go to universities and businesses that are developing artificial intelligence, batteries for electric cars or manufacturing medicines. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk image
....Taking the over-the-counter drug was associated with a 31% increased risk, researchers in Denmark found. Other medicines from the same group of painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), presented an even higher risk, according to the findings published on Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
....The team spirit in the NHS was and is stimulating. However, it is mainly created by the multinational teams that have in common a love and dedication to their specialty and medicine in general. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
.... . One attempt to do just that is called an "advanced market commitment", where donors promise to pay for doses of a medicine that does not yet exist. ...
Chancellor's budget to build up Brexit reserves, not tackle NHS crisis image
....The money is part of a £23bn pledge first made in the autumn statement. Of this money, £270m will go to universities and businesses that are developing artificial intelligence, batteries for electric cars or manufacturing medicines. ...
The Crusader: How to keep travel insurance fit for your purpose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:43:00 PM
. But policy-holder Brian Kealey, 74, saw no need to report that he had had tests for a heart condition because the medicine he had been prescribed had worked and he had never had problems before. ...
Countries line up to host European Medicines Agency after it leaves UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 08:21:03 PM
.... Critics claim that this means UK firms would largely have to accept the rules devised in the EU if they are to trade in the single market. The Portuguese minister of health, Adalberto Campos Fernandes, said before the visit: “We have been actively engaged in the European medicine system from its inception and the Portuguese medicine agency, Infarmed, is highly regarded in the assessment procedures of medicines, being one of its major contributors in several roles. ...
EpiPen alternative to hit market at more than seven times the price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 11:00:11 AM
....Remarkably, because of a system of coupons and discounts, Kaléo’s epinephrine injector Auvi-Q may have the lowest out-of-pocket costs for patients, a strategy some critics say may help some customers, but leads insurance companies to redistribute the cost of the drug through insurance fees to remain profitable. “It’s a brilliant auto-injector – is it fair to say it’s worth $4,000 itself? That’s $3,000 more than your iPhone, and you can only use it once,” said Dr Joseph Ross, an associate professor of medicine at Yale University who has written about drug pricing for the New England Journal of Medicine. ...
Drugs firms are accused of putting cancer patients at risk over price hikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 02:54:55 PM
. Drug companies have been accused of profiteering by raising the prices of out-of-patent cancer medicines that cost just pence to make, inflating the bills of the cash-strapped NHS by hundreds of millions of pounds. ...
Quitting EU regulator 'would leave UK waiting longer' for new drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
. Ministers are coming under growing pressure to scrap plans to quit Europe’s medicines regulator as part of Brexit, with drug firms saying doing so could force Britons to wait a year longer than patients in the EU to access new drugs. ...
Workers from poorer backgrounds face class earnings penalty – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
....The research found more glaring class pay gaps in some professions than others. While it was fairly modest in nursing, teaching, social work and life sciences, in medicine the difference in average annual pay was just over £10,200, and in finance it was more than £13,700. ...
Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken | Mark Goldring image
....Too often today, our economy rewards rather than discourages bad behaviour. Tax avoidance costs poor countries more than $100bn annually that could be used to provide clean water, lifesaving medicines or education. ...
Trump Organization handover plan slammed by ethics chief image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 04:57:49 AM
....But Mr Shaub said the plan would not remove conflicts of interest. "Every president in modern times has taken the strong medicine of divestiture," he said, referring to a process whereby Mr Trump would sell off his corporate assets and put the profits into a blind trust run by an independent trustee. ...
Dangerous business: what to do if a product you use has been recalled image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 11:42:14 AM
.... In 2015, they investigated 1,514 foods, feed and environmental contamination incidents across the UK. The most common problems were the discovery of salmonella, allergens, chemical contamination and residues of medicines given to animals. ...
Japan's Takeda buys US cancer specialist Ariad for $5.2bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:37:56 AM
....3bn). Ariad specialises in making medicines for patients with rare forms of leukemia and other rare cancers. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
....Periodically, though, the line has been crossed. Day’s sensationalist approach, for example, generated an epidemic of patent-medicine fraud (there really was something called snake oil), until it was eventually unhorsed by crusading journalists and scientific research. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
.... I have just two thoughts – both more about positioning than specific action. It seems to me highly probable that, whatever satisfactory work you find to do in the future, it will be related, if only indirectly, to medicine. ...
Courier wins holiday pay in key tribunal ruling on gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 07:39:01 PM
....Dewhurst, 29, who still works for CitySprint, was at work when the decision was made public. The south Londoner cycles an average of 50 miles a day transporting blood, medicines, chemotherapy drugs and organs to hospitals and clinics across the capital. ...
Dentists call to end 'workplace cake culture' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:40:48 AM
.... . Chip shop goes viral after medicine plea. ...
I'm a hospital consultant suffering from burnout – what can I do next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:13 AM
....I feel listless and tired all the time, and find it difficult to get enthusiastic about professional development and milestones. What other career options do I have apart from medicine that would pay equally well? I still have to get three children through school and university. ...
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Venezuela postpones bank note ban after chaos and cash shortages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 01:20:51 AM
.... He has also closed border crossings with Colombia and Brazil until 2 January. Earlier on Saturday, about 400 people in western Tachira state jumped fences and defied security personnel to surge into Colombia in search of food and medicines, which are scarce in Venezuela, witnesses said. ...
Suntory time! Spirits giant snaps up London gin distiller Sipsmith image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 11:40:52 AM
....”. Gin is thought to have been first produced in Italy, but gained popularity as a medicine in early 17th-century Holland. ...
Drugs firms face fresh questions after Actavis accused of 12,000% price hike image
. Drugs companies are facing renewed questions about the prices they charge the NHS for life-saving medicines after a firm was accused of marking up a tablet by more than 12,000%. ...
Actavis UK accused of overcharging NHS for vital drug image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 07:32:35 AM
....Teva recently acquired the Actavis UK business as part of its deal to buy Actavis Generics from drug firm Allergan. In a statement, Teva said that competition from the generic medicine market saved the NHS in England and Wales £13. ...
Cuba offers rum to pay off $276m Czech debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 10:14:22 PM
.... . But Cuban drugs lack EU certification, so repayment with a more traditional medicine - popular in the Czech Republic - may be easier to arrange, our correspondent adds. ...
EasyJet vows to recruit more female pilots image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:50:54 AM
....Its executive, Carolyn McCall, said: “I am delighted to be unveiling this specially-named aircraft after one of the most accomplished female aviators in history. “Fifty years ago almost all professions were dominated by men and over the last five decades there has been significant progress in almost every sector with women entering and attaining senior positions in professions like law, medicine, education, finance and politics. ...
Venezuelans rush to ditch 100-bolivar bills after president's sudden ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:08:50 PM
....The country is undergoing a major crisis: inflation is forecast by local economists for this year at more than 500% and the currency has fallen more than 75% in a year against the dollar – leaving millions skipping meals. Tuesday’s bank lines were reminiscent of the now-ubiquitous scenes outside shops where food and medicines have grown scarce during Maduro’s more than three-year presidency. ...
Our problem isn’t robots, it’s​ ​the​ ​low-wage car-wash economy | Paul Mason image
.... It is the logic that drives Theresa May’s government to go on handing large chunks of the NHS to Richard Branson. Carney is the first person with significant power in the western world to say that the medicine cannot work. ...
Venezuela pulls 100-bolivar note from circulation to 'beat mafia' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:11:46 AM
....The opposition is seeking to oust Maduro, but authorities vow he will not leave office before his term ends in 2019. Venezuela’s inflation rate is running at an estimated 500% and shortages of food and medicine have pushed the poorest members of its 30 million-strong population to the brink of a humanitarian crisis. ...
Bermuda is world's worst corporate tax haven, says Oxfam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:40 AM
.... The pressure to compete by offering tax incentives to multinationals costs developing countries $138bn annually, it said. Ana Arendar, Oxfam’s head of inequality, said: “Tax dodging isn’t an abstract accounting game – the lost revenue has devastating consequences for the world’s poorest people who miss out on life-saving medicines and the chance to go to school. ...
Pfizer feels wrath of CMA for overcharging NHS | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:27:43 PM
.... Pfizer sold the distribution rights to an anti-epilespsy drug called Epanutin to Hertfordshire-based Flynn Phama in September 2012. As a branded medicine, Epanutin was covered by price regulation. ...
Pfizer fined record £84.2m over NHS overcharging image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:01:26 AM
....Pfizer defended its actions, saying the drugs were loss-making before they were debranded and distributed through Flynn Pharma. It also argued that the price was less than that of the equivalent medicine from another supplier to the NHS. ...
Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:20:15 AM
....That allowed the firms to charge more for the drug because it was no longer subject to a pricing scheme agreed between the NHS and the drugs industry, the CMA said. However, Pfizer said the drug was a loss-making product, and that the deal with Flynn "represented an opportunity to secure ongoing supply of an important medicine for patients with epilepsy". ...
GSK's Andrew Witty: the man who sold the world cheaper medicines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
. When Andrew Witty became CEO of one of the biggest pharmaceutical firms in the world, GlaxoSmithKline, his industry was so unpopular that campaigners threw red paint at company stands during conferences to represent the blood of those who died because they could not afford medicines. ...
RBS’s past sins are still shaping the bank’s future | Jill Treanor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 01:02:49 PM
.... If this were a medical before getting life insurance, it would be like a doctor telling the patient to get fit; it is not notice of sudden death. So the bailed-out bank – already being kept alive by a £45bn lifeline from the taxpayer – is taking another dose of medicine to try to get itself into better shape. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:16:53 AM
.... Instead, he only became focused on computers in his third year at university. A student at the University of California, Berkeley who had switched from medicine to Japanese, he says that one day he saw a computer program written out for the first time. ...
Bond bubble could burst with explosive impact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 08:06:30 PM
.... Years of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing haven’t rebooted the global economy, so try something different. Well, yes, but let’s not pretend that such fiscal medicine is risk-free, especially when taken in the dosage Trump intends. ...
GSK tops list of drug firms improving global access to medicine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:35:03 AM
. GlaxoSmithKline has come top of a league table that monitors the availability of medicine in developing countries, with fellow UK drugmaker AstraZeneca making it into the top 10. ...
AstraZeneca chief: US healthcare set for big changes under Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:22:21 PM
.... The Senate’s majority leader Mitch McConnell said this week that Republicans would move quickly to roll back the legislation. Drug stocks surged on Thursday as fears of tough action on medicine prices faded. ...
GlaxoSmithKline sees profit surge on weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 01:54:49 PM
....Pharmaceutical sales were up 6% in the period to £4. 1bn, boosted by a 70% rise in sales of HIV medicines. ...
Economists win Nobel for contract theory image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 10:26:50 AM
.... . It is the fifth Nobel to be announced this year, after prizes for physiology or medicine, physics, chemistry and peace were awarded last week. ...
IMF warns of financial stability risks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 12:46:50 PM
.... . The IMF's recommended medicine for these mounting risks is partly about generating a stronger economic recovery, including reforms to underpin growth. ...
The drugs don't work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:04:42 PM
Gender pay gap to remain until 2069, report says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 24th of September 2016 09:25:37 AM
.... . But the Deloitte report showed there was no pay gap in starting salaries across medicine, dentistry, engineering and technology. ...
GlaxoSmithKline names Emma Walmsley as chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 06:38:45 AM
.... . The firm produces a broad spectrum of medical and consumer products from prescription medicines, vaccines and HIV treatments to skincare products. ...
Testing for Ebola image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 11:04:33 PM
....As well as on-the-spot testing, diagnoses can also take place thousands of miles away, thanks to internet technology. Global Health Telemedicine, for example, run by Dr Michelangelo Bartolo, director of telemedicine at San Giovanni Hospital in Rome, has connected doctors in 19 health centres in Africa with 100 volunteer specialists in Europe. ...
Theresa May: UK will lead world in free trade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 10:09:53 PM
....Major exports from Australia to the UK include lead, gold, alcoholic beverages and pearls and gems. Going the other way, according to government figures from 2014, the UK's top exports to Australia include medicines and pharmaceuticals, scientific instruments, clothing accessories and electrical machinery. ...
Drug company stung by criticism of
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 03:32:07 PM
.... It is not yet clear how many patients this will help. In a company statement, Heather Bresch said: "We recognize the significant burden on patients from continued, rising insurance premiums and being forced increasingly to pay the full list price for medicines at the pharmacy counter. ...
And the verdict is ... guilty of ageism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of August 2016 06:00:06 AM
....When the Council of HM Circuit Judges examined the issue in 2010 they concluded that the upper age limit for jurors should remain at 70. They acknowledged that improvements in lifestyle and medicine have resulted in many older people enjoying a longer and more active life than their forebears. ...
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Murder investigation launched at care home after six deaths
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 12:02:36 PM
....Springwater Lodge is a purpose-built 50-bed facility that offers dementia, nursing, residential day care and end of life care for people aged 60 and over. At its last inspection in March 2015, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said residents there had been "errors in the handling and administration of medicines" resulting in people not getting their medication on time and added that "safety procedures" regarding them were "not always followed". ...

Venezuelan court upholds 14-year jail term given to opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez
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....Venezuela's opposition has steeled itself in a battle to remove Maduro in a recall referendum, blaming the leader for the country's mounting chaos. Once-booming Venezuela, home to the world's largest oil reserves, is gripped by severe shortages of food, medicine and basic goods that have triggered violence and looting. ...

More junior doctors' strikes on the horizon as union forms plans for 'escalated industrial action' 
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.... . "Employers were hopeful that the continued positive engagement on other important topics - such as deployment, flexibility in training, additional training for those returning from career breaks, costs of training, mutual recognition of syllabus, study leave and the gender pay gap in medicine - were a sign of how serious employers, Health Education England and the Department of Health were about honouring the agreements reached with the BMA in November, February and May. ...

Elephant washed away from herd in floods saved in dramatic rescue 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 07:51:25 PM
....Officials hope they can eventually take the elephant, found to be so weak she could not even lift her trunk, to a safari park where it can fully recover. “Since there is no paved road nearby, we'll keep the animal here and give it medicines and food,” Tapan Kumar Dey, who is part of the team, told AFP. ...

Suspected gas attack on Aleppo hours before Russia-backed ceasefire comes into force
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....But UN officials on Thursday said the three hour ceasefire would be insufficient to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe in the city, where up to two million people have been left without running water for the past four days. About 250,000 people still in the rebel-held district are believed to be running dangerously short of food, medicines, and other supplies. ...

Ten thousand pregnant Frenchwomen took epilepsy drug that raises risk of birth defects, report says
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....A British victims' group said the same drug was "very likely" taken by a similar number of pregnant women in the UK over the same period, between 2007 and 2014. The "alarming" figure, published in an official report by France's medicine agency, ANSM, and its national health insurance body, CNAMTS, saw the government accused of being party to a nationwide "cover up" amid warnings that the number of victims could be "huge". ...
UK top for online drug sales in Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:04:10 AM
....Cannabis was the most popular item on the underground websites, accounting for a third of transactions. Purchases of prescription-only medicines accounted for a further 19%. ...

North Korea 'feeding workers crystal meth' to speed up skyscraper project
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 09:42:05 AM
....North Korea has been producing methamphetamine to increase its funds since the 1970s. It was  was initially sold as a medicine, but quickly became a hugely popular drug. ...

The NHS needs to take better care of itself
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 09:25:28 AM
.... Healthcare costs money and tough decisions will always have to be made. It is brave and right to limit free prescriptions for medicines such as paracetamol which are also available over the counter. ...

Rising numbers could face 'crippling pain' as NHS rationing spreads
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM
.... . "The wider picture is there is a real crisis in emergency medicine as our workforce numbers are not growing fast enough to keep pace with rising numbers of patients attending A&E Departments," he said. ...

Andy Burnham wins race to become Labour's candidate for Manchester mayor
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:09:25 AM
....Should he win, Mr Burnham will become the second moderate Labour MP to leave the shadow cabinet and become a regional mayor after Sadiq Khan won in London. During the contest Mr Burnham suggested it is "difficult" to grow up in the North because you have the "mickey taken out of you" if you have ambitions for a career in medicine, law or politics. ...

Syrians celebrate as rebels and jihadists claim to break the Assad regime's siege of Aleppo
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.... . The breakthrough also raised hopes of opening a supply corridor to east Aleppo for the first time in weeks and allowing much-needed food, medicine and fuel to reach the 300,000 civilians still stranded there. ...

A Doctor’s Plea: Please save us in Aleppo 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 11:56:56 AM
....My city is under siege. Aleppo’s last stockpiles of food and medicine are dwindling. ...

British man formally arrested over Bangladesh cafe siege
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:06:21 PM
.... . "We are going to the Detective Branch office to give medicine and clothes and these are being passed to him. ...

Breakthrough as scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer's disease
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:21:21 PM
....Patients saw no weakening of their memory and reasoning skills over the year and a half they were taking the pills, and their ability to undertake everyday tasks remained the same. The trial had initially shown unpromising results because the drug did not appear to work on Alzheimer’s patients who were also taking other dementia medicines. ...
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Family of junior doctor Rose Polge says fear of professional future and long hours contributed to suicide
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.  A junior doctor committed suicide partly because of work-related anxiety and despair for her professional future in medicine, her family have said. ...

No evidence of Brexit 'penalties' for science, says Royal Society president 
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....Sir Venki said he had seen no evidence that UK projects have been discriminated against since June 23, although he said he could not rule out the possibility. Brilliant talk on basic science-structure of the ribosome -leading to medicine, Venki Ramakrishnan #ESOF16 @ESOF2016 pic. ...
Are grey goods the real deal? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 06:00:08 AM
....“If the brand owner has misjudged the size of a market in one country and an official distributor has surplus stock, parallel traders make a handsome profit by selling the surplus to buyers in countries where the goods are not authorised to be sold,” INTA says. It adds that in the past 12 months everything from medicines and car parts to tablet computers and lubricants have entered the grey market in this way. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:07:32 PM
....And the patch will need regulatory approval as a Class 2B medical device, he adds. Not all therapies have to involve medicine, of course. ...
Are YOU paying three times MORE for these drug brands that are the SAME as cheap options? image
.... In one case Nurofen Migraine Pain and Nurofen Tension Headache were found to be both, in effect, the same product with 342mg of Ibuprofen Lysine as the active product. It comes after the Advertising Standard Authority yesterday ruled against a Nurofen TV advert that claimed it medicines targets specific types of pain. ...
Neil Woodford's Imperial Innovations stake tops 20% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 10:11:07 AM
....9%. The company started in 1986 to exploit commercial opportunities from research at Imperial College, which specialises in science, engineering, medicine and business. ...
Boots UK boss Simon Roberts quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 02:59:06 PM
....Related: How Boots went rogue | Aditya Chakrabortty. A recent investigation by the Guardian revealed managers were directing their pharmacists to provide medicine-use reviews (MUR) to customers who did not need them, in order to claim public money from the NHS. ...
British industrial production grows at fastest pace in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 09:57:14 AM
.... Both sectors are volatile. Virginia Acha, the executive director responsible for research, medical and innovation at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, said: “After a period of general decline, today’s figures are the first sign of a welcome resurgence for UK medicines manufacturing and are an optimistic bellwether for the health and wealth of the UK economy. ...
Opec fails to reach agreement on oil production levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 04:22:53 PM
....The depressed state of the oil markets has caused intense political as well as economic upheaval in places such as Venezuela and Brazil, where there have been large street demonstrations aimed at government leaders. Venezuela, which has the largest oil reserves in the world, is dogged by chronic shortages of basic goods and essential medicines, electricity and water rationing, spiraling inflation and rampant crime. ...
Pfizer to buy Anacor in $5.2bn deal for access to eczema gel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 06:49:07 PM
.... The net-of-cash deal value assumes conversion of Anacor’s outstanding convertible notes, the companies said. The deal hints at a shift in Pfizer’s mergers and acquisitions strategy from lowering taxes – the rationale behind its $160bn bid for Dublin-based Allergan – to strengthening its drugs portfolio before a decision on selling or spinning off its generic medicines business by late 2016. ...
City news: Vodafone, service industry pensions and skilled work UK visas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 12:01:00 AM
....There have been just 361 applications for a UK visa for exceptionally talented individuals over the past three years, despite 3,000 being made available by the Government, said Collyer Bristow, a private client law firm. Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visas were introduced in 2011 and are available to talented overseas individuals across the fields of science, medicine, engineering, digital technology, the arts and humanities. ...
Pfizer death penalty drug decision welcomed by activists but states fight on image
....“It’s hard to quantify what the effect is going to be,” said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. “It’s been getting progressively more difficult for states to obtain these medicines for executions and Pfizer’s stricter policy isn’t going to make it any easier. ...

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