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Thursday 17th January 2019

PharmaTimes CROY 2019 - deadline extended

It’s not too late! The deadline for the PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year (CROY) 2019 awards has been extended to the February 25.

NICE approval for Verzenios in metastatic breast cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended Eli Lilly’s Verzenios in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as treatment option for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

EU licence granted for Erleada in prostate cancer

Janssen’s new treatment for prostate cancer Erleada has been licensed by the European Commission.

Scholl and COP announce partnership

Footcare brand Scholl has announced it is joining forces with The College of Podiatry (COP) to raise awareness of foot health.

‘Innovative’ new disease and infection test

Queen’s University researchers have developed a new test to detect disease and infection that could save time, money and possibly lives.

Wednesday 16th January 2019

NICE endorsement means more donor livers could be used for transplantation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has announced that an “exciting development” could increase the number of livers which can be safely used for transplantation.

New breast cancer testing tool in development

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Cambridge, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in the US among others has shown how putting different genetic and risk factor data into a prediction equation could help us understand how likely a woman is to develop breast cancer.

GSK extends expiration date for Tesaro offer

GlaxoSmithKline subsidiary Adriatic Acquisition Corporation (AAC) has extended the expiration date for its tender offer for US-based Tesaro.

Pharma comments on Brexit withdrawal rejection

Pharmaceutical groups weigh in on the UK parliament’s rejection of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Phico hires financial director and two non-exec directors

Psychosis patients waiting for NHS treatment

Over a thousand people with psychosis are still waiting for treatment on the NHS.

‘Professional Standards for Community Pharmacy Services’ to be set

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has begun to produce its first ever ‘Professional Standards for Community Pharmacy Services’.

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Keytruda reduces risk of death compared to chemo

Merck’s Keytruda has been found to reduce risk of death by 31% compared to chemotherapy, when used in previously treated patients with advanced esophageal or esophagogastric junction carcinoma, whose tumours express PD-L1.

‘Ring-fence the prevention budget’ warns top Doctor

Responding to the NHS’ long-term funding plan, experts have cautioned that for progress to be made, the funding must be protected for an appropriate time period.

European Commission approves Opdivo for advanced renal cell carcinoma

The European Commission has approved Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo in combination with low-dose Yervoy for first-line treatment of patients with intermediate and poor risk advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

SMC OK's four meds for NHS use, including Roche's Perjeta

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has recommended Perjeta on the NHS.

Approval for Seqirus flu vaccine

Seqirus has announced European approval of its new cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine.

Health Canada restricts Allergan's Esmya

Health Canada has placed restrictions on Allergan's uterine fibroid treatment Esmya, after discovering a possible link between its use and the risk of a rare but serious liver injury.

Monday 14th January 2019

NHS chief digital officer Juliet Bauer to join LIVI

Stephanie Brooking appointed head of product management

UK Government to tackle air pollution

Environment secretary Michael Gove has launched a new 'world leading plan' to tackle air pollution.

UK mental health services falling behind those for physical health

A new report on current trends in Schizophrenia services in the UK launched by Janssen has found that mental health services are falling behind physical health services.

PreP Impact trial to double in size

Speed of recruitment and demand for a trial assessing the impact of HIV prevention therapy PrEP has significantly exceeded initial predictions, leading researchers to consider increasing the number of participants from 13,000 to up to 26,000.

Gen Z ‘fearful’ for future of UK health services

A new Pegasus study has found that Generation Z (aged 16-23) has an overwhelming concern that UK health services won’t meet their needs or expectations in the future.

EMA approves Flutiform for children with asthma

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved Flutiform pMDI for use in the treatment of children with asthma aged five years and over.

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