Virtual Reality finds place within NHS Wales thanks to AgorIP

A doctor has combined healthcare with virtual reality to help put patients at ease. Dr Kevin Rafferty came up with the concept of combining a disposable anaesthetic facemask with a VR headset to keep patients occupied while they undergo gas induction of anaesthesia or oxygen while working as a locum staff doctor in north Wales. [...]

By |2020-07-07T11:29:07+00:00July 7th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

PDA reveal record membership growth

The PDA recently held their 12th Annual General Meeting as a trade union where they revealed another record increase in membership numbers. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was the first general meeting of the union to be held virtually. At the Annual General Meeting, the PDA Union General Secretary, John Murphy reported another successful year [...]

By |2020-07-07T09:40:00+00:00July 7th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Napp Pharmaceuticals announces European Commission approval of Invokana® (canagliflozin) label update to reflect improved renal outcomes in patients with diabetic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

  The European Commission (EC) approval is based on the Canagliflozin and Renal Endpoints in Diabetes with Established Nephropathy Clinical Evaluation (CREDENCE) Phase III renal outcomes trial, which was stopped early based on the achievement of a pre-specified efficacy criterion. Canagliflozin is the first therapy approved in nearly 20 years to slow the progression of [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:16:30+00:00July 6th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Concerns as community pharmacy fails to report cases of COVID among employees

Community Pharmacy employers have not reported any cases of the COVID-19 infection amongst employees despite a regulatory requirement that they must report if there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed because of their work. It is a reasonable assumption that pharmacists and their teams, in all areas of practice, will [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:10:25+00:00July 6th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Magstim Acquires Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI) Product Portfolio

High-density EEG complements Magstim’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Technology Driving Innovation MINNEAPOLIS & CARMARTHENSHIRE, Wales--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magstim, the global leader in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), today announced an agreement to acquire the product portfolio of Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI) from Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology. EGI designs non-invasive multimodal technologies to [...]

By |2020-07-03T03:00:58+00:00July 3rd, 2020|WH News|Comments Off on Magstim Acquires Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI) Product Portfolio

Deenova Multiplies its Pharmacy Automation Market Presence into 7 European Countries

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deenova reported today its 2020 step-by-step but relentless continued geographic expansion into Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland, with three new and seasoned business development staff totaling 66 years of healthcare industry experience. Christophe Jaffuel, Deenova’s International Business Development Director, stated: “I am extremely pleased to add Carlos Duran (formerly from Becton [...]

By |2020-07-03T03:00:57+00:00July 3rd, 2020|WH News|Comments Off on Deenova Multiplies its Pharmacy Automation Market Presence into 7 European Countries

PDA calls for regulation of the business behaviours of pharmacy owners who damage the reputation of the profession.

The PDA respond after the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) issued a joint letter with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the alleged actions of some pharmacies during the coronavirus period. The PDA has previously highlighted how the GPhC identified over 650 major patient safety concerns in routine pharmacy inspections, but had not instigated any Fitness to [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:37:16+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Delta Dental of California and Its Affiliates

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of Delta Dental of California (DDC) (San Francisco, CA) and its affiliates, Delta Dental Insurance Company (DDIC) (Wilmington, DE), Delta Dental of Pennsylvania (DDP) (Mechanicsburg, PA) and Delta Dental of New York, [...]

By |2020-07-01T03:01:05+00:00July 1st, 2020|WH News|Comments Off on AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Delta Dental of California and Its Affiliates

Vertex Announces Expansion of Reimbursement Agreement With NHS England to Include KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)

-CF patients in England will be among the first in Europe to benefit from access to KAFTRIO®, if the medicine is approved by the European Commission- LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it has expanded its reimbursement agreement with NHS England for Vertex’s cystic fibrosis medicines to include KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor), in a [...]

By |2020-07-01T03:01:03+00:00July 1st, 2020|WH News|Comments Off on Vertex Announces Expansion of Reimbursement Agreement With NHS England to Include KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals to Become Independent Business Following Acquisition by Private Equity Firm

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals will operate as an independent entity following acquisition a by Inflexion private equity. With more than 50 years’ experience and an extensive range of both licensed products and specials within the UK, Rosemont are the experts in liquid medicines with a portfolio of over 130 oral liquid medicines which includes over 70 licensed [...]

By |2020-06-29T13:49:47+00:00June 29th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments
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