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Ireland procures Sobi therapies for all haemophilia patients

The Republic of Ireland has become the first country in Europe to switch its entire population with haemophilia A and B treated with short-acting replacement clotting factors to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum’s (Sobi) extended half-life therapies Elocta and Alprolix.

7th February 2018

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NICE restricts NHS use of Roche’s IPF drug Esbriet

Cost regulators for NHS therapies in England and Wales have now issued final guidelines endorsing the use of Roche’s Esbriet to treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but only in those with moderate to severe forms of the disease.

6th February 2018

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Gov’t confirms HPV jabs for men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) will be offered protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV) via a national vaccination programme in England due to be rolled out latest this year, the government has confirmed.

6th February 2018

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MHRA expands use of Tillotts’ Entocort

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has expanded the approved uses of Tillotts Pharma’s Entocort to include the induction of remission in patients with active microscopic colitis (MC).

6th February 2018

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Opdivo/Yervoy combo beats chemo on PFS in lung cancer

Bristol-Myers Squibb has revealed that a combination of its immunotherapies Opdivo and Yervoy was superior to chemo alone in keeping disease progression at bay in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

6th February 2018

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VCCP Health wins record 10 Golds at PM Society Awards

VCCP Health has cleaned up at year's PM Society Awards, taking home a record 10 Gold gongs, as well as three Silver and three Bronze awards, for its work across pharmaceutical and healthcare advertising and communications.

5th February 2018

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GP workforce in ‘precarious state’, warns RCGP

A small study involving GPs based in the South West has revealed the key factors driving a large number of doctors out of the profession, prompting GPs leaders to warn that the workforce is in a “precarious state”.

5th February 2018

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