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Lukewarm response to chancellor’s Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed the planned funding boost for the NHS and announced an additional emergency cash injection for social services in his Autumn budget, but critics argue it will not be enough to weather the storm of increasing demand, inefficient service delivery and a workforce crisis.

30th October 2018

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Diabetes causing 500 premature deaths a week

A new analysis by Diabetes UK has calculated that 500 people with diabetes die prematurely every week in England and Wales, with a significant number of these deaths down to avoidable complications.

30th October 2018

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US approves first-in-class flu drug

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche/Shionogi & Co’s Xofluza for the treatment of acute uncomplicated flu, opening the door to the first new antiviral with a novel mechanism of action in nearly 20 years.

29th October 2018

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NICE turns down hyperkalaemia therapies

Preliminary guidelines released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence do not recommend NHS funding for hyperkalaemia treatments Lokelma and Veltassa.

29th October 2018

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