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Drugs regulators warn against giving codeine to children

Evidence suggests side-effects from use of pain killer include breathing problems, says European Medicines Agency The EU’s pharmaceuticals regulator has warned that childen under 12 years of age should not take codeine for the treatment of coughs and colds. Breast-feeding mothers should also not take codeine as a precaution against harming their babies, the European […]

Painkillers and antacids may be removed from subsidised medicines list

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme review told stripping out paracetamol, aspirin and antacids would save budget millions Paracetamol and aspirin could be taken off Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in a proposed budget measure designed to save millions of dollars. The pharmaceutical benefits advisory committee is reviewing the PBS and the proposal to remove medications such as […]

Outbreak of HIV and HCV Infections in Indiana Prompts CDC Health Alert

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an official health advisory alerting health care providers to an outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) among persons who inject drugs in a rural portion of Indiana.  NABP Newsroom

AstraZeneca reports strong progress with cancer drugs ahead of results

Drugmaker poised to file AZD9291 for lung cancer for US approval, while FDA grants orphan drug status for eye cancer treatment AstraZeneca has received a double boost after publishing promising data on a key experimental lung cancer pill while a rare eye cancer treatment moved a step closer to regulatory approval in the US. The […]

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey Lieberman – review

This history of (American) psychiatry by a high-ranking insider is ultimately too partial and limited in scope Journeying through the history of psychiatry with Jeffrey A Lieberman is not unlike being led by Voltaire’s indomitable optimist, Professor Pangloss, through the seven years’ war and the Lisbon earthquake. Psychiatry’s past may have been blinded by mesmerists […]

Competition review urges easing of rules on pharmacies and trading hours

Coalition-commissioned Harper report also calls for an urgent look at the taxi industry in the wake of sharing services such as Uber A review of Australia’s competition laws has called for pharmacy regulations to be pared back, the full deregulation of retail trading hours and the removal of import restrictions on books and secondhand cars. […]

Meningitis B vaccine added to UK child immunisation scheme

Government reaches deal with GlaxoSmithKline on price of Bexsero, which was recommended by vaccination advisers a year ago All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B under a landmark deal, the health secretary has announced. Jeremy Hunt said Britain would become the first country in the world with […]

Timely Pharmacy Regulation Topics Offer Attendees Chance to Earn Up to Eight Contact Hours of CPE Credit at the NABP 111th Annual Meeting

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to eight contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit at its 111th Annual Meeting themed “Boards of Pharmacy and NABP – Marching In Together and Stronger.” NABP Newsroom

Robert Kennedy Jr joins campaign against vaccine legislation in New Jersey

Groups seek to block bills that make vaccination exemption harder to obtain Kennedy calls CDC a ‘sock puppet’ that helps pharmaceutical industry profit Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a “sock puppet” for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr spoke out Monday in favor of allowing parents to choose whether to vaccinate their […]

Pharma accused of restricting access to hep C drug in poor countries

New drugs for hepatitis C are a major breakthrough but hugely expensive in rich countries. Pharma giant Gilead will allow cheap copies to be made for poor countries – but only for patients with proof of identification and citizenship and the drug supplies will be closely tracked The battle over access to the new hepatitis […]

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