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Huge cost of opioid epidemic
15 April, 2019
New research from Pennsylvania State University has reported that the...
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FDA funding set to jump after Congress votes to avert shutdown
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Congress has just approved a budget deal to avert another government shutdown

Europe’s medicines tracking system goes live
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by A new world-first, digital tracking system covering the medicines supply chain across the EU has gone live, promising greater security against counterfeit medicines.

The impact of the FDA shutdown on the pharma industry
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by As the US government shutdown enters a record fourth week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb as stated that the agency is now facing one of the most significant operational challenges...

NHS increases access to improved breast cancer test
Friday, February 06, 2015 by A test able to predict the likely success of chemotherapy and the risk of recurrence will be widely available in England from April 2015. NHS hospital trusts will be able to sign up to...

Common cancers linked to higher BMI
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Being overweight increases your risk of developing some of the most common cancers. A study of more than five million UK adults carried out researchers at the London School of Hygiene...

NHS spends 10% of drugs budget on diabetes
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Nearly 10% of the National Health Service’s drugs expenditure is now on managing diabetes. Seven out of ten prescriptions in 2013-14 were for type 2 diabetes medication, which is...

US overdose deaths continue to rise
Friday, February 22, 2013 by The number of US citizens dying from drug overdoses has risen for the 11th year in a row, according to the latest figures. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control...

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