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  1. British healthcare among poorest in western Europe

    3 Dec 13 | 12.24 | EU

    English and Scottish healthcare provision is lagging behind that in most western European countries, with the NHS needing further reform... more >

  2. UK backs clinical trials transparency moves, but not for medicines already on the NHS

    26 Nov 13 | 14.09 | England EU Scotland Wales

    The Government supports moves by a campaign group in the UK and the EU for all future clinical trials to be officially registered and all their data made public... more >

  3. EMA identifies no new risks with combined hormonal contraceptives

    26 Nov 13 | 12.07 | England EU Scotland Wales

    Product information for combined hormonal contraceptives is to be updated to ensure that clear advice about the risks of venous thromboembolism is provided to women and prescribers... more >

  4. EMA highlights blood clot risk with ponatinib

    22 Nov 13 | 16.26 | EU

    The European Medicines Agency has made a number of recommendations to minimise the risk of blood clots in patients taking ponatinib... more >

  5. No new safety concerns identified for Roche’s medicines

    20 Nov 13 | 11.02 | EU

    The European Medicines Agency has identified no new safety concerns and has made no new recommendations for any of Roche’s medicines... more >

  6. Hospital pharmacy research in Europe

    20 Nov 13 | 10.25 | England EU Wales

    David Preece explains his job at the European Association for Hospital Pharmacists

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  7. EU Council adopts professional mobility directive, but GPhC still has concerns

    19 Nov 13 | 11.34 | EU

    The Council of the European Union adopted the professional qualifications Directive last week (15 November 2013)... more >

  8. UK researchers part of EU-funded antimicrobial resistance projects

    18 Nov 13 | 17.13 | England EU International Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

    UK researchers are involved in six of 15 new antimicrobial resistance research projects funded by the EU and announced by the European Commission today to mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2013) . . .

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  9. Illegal dispensing of antibiotics by European pharmacists needs addressing

    14 Nov 13 | 14.49 | EU International

    John Chave, the secretary general of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, has condemned the illegal dispensing of antibiotics without a prescription...

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  10. Blood clot risk means additional monitoring needed with patients taking ponatinib

    14 Nov 13 | 13.17 | England EU Scotland Wales

    Healthcare professionals should apply more caution to the use of ponatinib (Iclusig) and carry out additional monitoring of patients...

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