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SMC accepts four medicines for NHS use

Roche’s Perjeta, a medicine used to treat early stage breast cancer, has been accepted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use on the NHS in Scotland.

10th December 2018

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Health secretary orders review of overprescribing

Health secretary Matt Hancock has ordered a review of patients who take multiple medicines, to ensure they are receiving the most appropriate treatment for their needs, and avoid needless overprescribing.

10th December 2018

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Pfizer UK names new managing director

Pfizer has announced the appointment of Ben Osborn as managing director in the UK, taking over from Erik Nordkamp, who will now become general manager UK and cluster lead Europe within Pfizer’s Established Medicines business.

10th December 2018

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Cancer Research and AstraZeneca launch genomics centre

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in Cambridge, UK, dedicated to realising the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.

10th December 2018

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CEPI, Imperial College partner for emerging diseases vaccines

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Imperial College London have announced a partnership to develop a self-amplifying RNA vaccine platform (saRNA), enabling tailored vaccine production against multiple viral pathogens.

10th December 2018

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Mallinckrodt to split business

UK-based specialty pharma group Mallinckrodt has unveiled plans to spin-off its specialty generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients business into a new company

7th December 2018

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