New Method for Faster-Working Anti-Depressants is Being Tested

A new method to find anti-depressant treatments that work for individual patients is about to be tested at GP surgeries across Europe. Researchers at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the Oxfordshire-based company P1vital Products Ltd, are conducting the PReDicT (Predicting Response to Depression Treatment) study. [...]

By |2016-05-23T09:22:43+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Liver Cancer Drug to be Made Available in Wales

The only medicine licensed to treat the most common form of liver cancer will be available on the Welsh NHS, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. The Minister has confirmed that the positive recommendation by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) that sorafenib should be made routinely available to treat people [...]

By |2016-04-18T14:14:21+00:00April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boots Hit with Accusations of NHS Abuse

An in-depth investigation conducted by The Guardian, and revealed today, has put Boots under the scrutiny spotlight following allegations of NHS manipulation. The biggest pharmacist in the country is reported to have encouraged employees to abuse the medicine reviews scheme in order to boost its earnings. The NHS pays £28 per each medicine-use review, with [...]

By |2016-04-13T13:50:17+00:00April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welsh Candidates Get an Insight into Pharmacy

Jonathan Edwards, Plaid Cymru MP for Camarthen East and Dinefwr and Adam Price, Plaid Cymru’s candidate for the same constituency, have been finding out how constituents are benefiting from the expertise of pharmacists during a visit to a local pharmacy. They were recently welcomed to the Margaret Street Pharmacy in Ammanford by pharmacists, Spencer Lawrence [...]

By |2016-04-06T21:24:26+00:00April 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diurnal’s AIM Listing Strengthens Wales Medtech Sector

In December last year, Diurnal completed a successful £30 million IPO on AIM. The Cardiff-based company, which develops innovative approaches to drug delivery, became the third company in Finance Wales’ technology ventures portfolio to be listed on AIM. Diurnal follows in the footsteps of MedaPhor and Q-Chip, which listed following its acquisition by Midatech. Rich [...]

By |2016-04-05T14:09:38+00:00April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GPs Prescribing ‘Unnecessary’ Antibiotics for Toothache, Study Reveals

Over half of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were not offered a long-term treatment for their pain and were instead prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, new university research has found. In a 10-year retrospective study published in the British Journal of General Practice, a team of experts from the [...]

By |2016-04-04T15:21:59+00:00April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing your Health Services this Easter

Doctors and nurses are urging local people to add health into their list of spring clean jobs this Easter. Staff at Hywel Dda University Health Board are reminding people of the need to think early about repeat prescriptions, and opening hours of GP surgeries and community pharmacies as the Easter holidays approach. And choosing well [...]

By |2016-03-21T15:39:51+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pancreatic Cancer Drug Abraxane Continues to be Available in Wales

The pancreatic cancer drug Abraxane will continue to be available in Wales despite a decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to not recommend its use in the NHS, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. In September 2014, the All-Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) appraised Abraxane for the [...]

By |2016-03-20T22:54:01+00:00March 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Public Concern Over Funding Gap’s Effect on Medicine Management

Nearly half of Brits are concerned the funding gap for UK care homes will result in a poorer quality of medicine management (46 per cent), according to a recent report. A quarter of the respondents, who have an elderly relative in a care home, also worry about them being given the wrong medicine (26 per [...]

By |2016-03-17T14:31:01+00:00March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Drug to Treat Morquio Syndrome to be Made Available in Wales

A new drug to treat Morquio Syndrome, a rare life-limiting inherited disease, will be available on the Welsh NHS, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The Minister has approved a recommendation from the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) that Vimizim® (elosulfase alfa) should be available in Wales. Morquio Syndrome is a [...]

By |2016-03-17T14:21:05+00:00March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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