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Charity's fears for painkiller restrictions

Pregabalin and gabapentin restrictions would have a serious impact on people who depend on the medication for relief from long-term pain, says Pain Concern.

'Grand Alliance' to tackle antibiotic resistance urged

A 'Grand Alliance' could produce a UK-focused 'Grand Stategic Plan'.

Diabetes UK to invest £2.7m in new research

Diabetes UK has committed to invest in 12 new diabetes research projects.

RPS puts spotlight on antibiotic resistance

Over the winter there is an increase in the prescribing of antibiotics for infections, some of which could have been prevented by good hand hygiene.

Diabetes UK launches new foot care campaign

The Putting Feet First campaign calls for urgent improvements to community diabetes foot services.

Measles eliminated in UK for first time

WHO categorises a country as having eliminated the disease when it has stopped it freely circulating for at least three years.

Accu-chek Insight insulin pump alert

The MHRA alert warns that audible and/or vibration alarms on Accu-chek Insight insulin pumps might not function.

High rates of depression found in teenage girls

The research, published with the National Children’s Bureau, also investigated links between depressive symptoms and family income.

Call for more funding for diabetes research

Diabetes UK would like to see diabetes research receiving the same level of funding as other major health conditions, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Lifestyle changes urged to maintain eye health

Being physically active has been shown to reduce the risk of visual impairment by 58%.

NICE updates type 2 diabetes guidelines

People at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes.

BBC highlights pregabalin problem in South West

Axminster pharmacist Ian Findlay features in the report on the dangers of the drug's misuse.

FSRH updates contraception guideline for women over 40

The guideline covers when contraception is needed, what is available, the suitability and safety of each method, how it should be used and when it can be stopped.

Move to adjuvanted flu vaccine could help over-65s

Adjuvanted flu vaccines have already been available for many years in numerous European countries, the US, and Canada.

PHE tackles heart health in new campaign

The campaign runs throughout September in partnership with cardiovascular charities British Heart Foundation, Stroke Association and Blood Pressure UK.

Janssen launches blood cancer campaign

As part of the campaign, Janssen commissioned designer Paul Cocksedge to create an installation that gathers 104 three-dimensional giant names in Paternoster Square, London.

Concern over lack of support for migraine sufferers

In a new survey, 64% of UK adults believe employers don’t understand very much about the nature of migraine.

Pharmacies gear up for flu vaccine season

Pharmacists now have the green light to provide the service from 1 September.

Updated BNF app now available to download

The new BNF & BNFC App has been designed to be responsive, interactive and easy to access.

Pharmacists in push to increase uptake of shingles vaccine

For the month of July, London pharmacies are highlighting the availability of the shingles vaccine to eligible groups of patients.
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