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MHRA - Articles and news items

efpia

EFPIA releases statement on Brexit

Industry news / 30 June 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

In the statement, EFPIA underscores the importance of ensuring that the patient is at the centre of all subsequent decisions…

erectile dysfunction

Gang sentenced for illegal importation and sale of drugs in the UK

Industry news / 14 June 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The gang imported over 1.2 million unlicensed erectile dysfunction tablets and over 141,000 other illegal medicines including diazepam worth over £3.5 million…

bionic vision

MHRA approves bionic vision system clinical trial

Industry news / 31 May 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Pixium Vision has received approval to start a trial of its IRIS II bionic vision system for patients who have lost sight due to retinitis pigmentosa…

life-sciences

UK life sciences are stronger in the EU, says BioIndustry Association

Blog, Z Homepage promo / 16 March 2016 / Steve Bates, BioIndustry Association (BIA) Chief Executive

Here, Steve Bates, Chief Executive of the BioIndustry Association (BIA), makes a case for the UK remaining in the EU from the perspective of the life sciences sector…

valproate

New toolkit informs of the risks of taking valproate during pregnancy

Industry news / 8 February 2016 / Victoria White

Valproate is associated with a risk of birth defects and developmental disorders in children born to women who take the treatment during pregnancy…

diet pills

MHRA warns of the dangers of buying diet pills online

Industry news / 4 January 2016 / Victoria White

Since 2005, MHRA officials have found hundreds of examples of medicines claiming to contain herbal ingredients but after analysis were found to be adulterated with pharmaceutical ingredients…

dementia

MHRA helps make dementia medicine packaging more user-friendly

Industry news / 4 November 2015 / Victoria White

From June 2016, medicines for the treatment of dementia will include the days of the week clearly on the blister packs…

mhra

MHRA seizes huge haul of unlicensed medicines

Industry news / 23 October 2015 / Victoria White

MHRA Enforcement officers seized nearly £1 million worth of unlicensed erectile dysfunction medicines from an address in Slough…

mhra

MHRA and India regulators agree deal to improve public safety

Industry news / 6 October 2015 / Victoria White

A Memorandum of Understanding will increase collaboration between the two countries in the area of medicines and medical devices with the aim of further improving public safety…

responsible-person

Responsible Person training supported by MHRA Inspectorate

Industry news / 7 September 2015 / Victoria White

The MHRA has said it is now seeing greater appreciation among pharmaceutical sector companies of the skills required for the essential Responsible Person role…

lcz696

Heart failure medicine LCZ696 to be available to the NHS

Industry news / 2 September 2015 / Victoria White

Heart failure treatment LCZ696 (sacubitril valsartan) has been given a positive scientific opinion under the MHRA Early Access to Medicines Scheme…

alteplase

MHRA concludes stroke drug alteplase is safe and effective

Industry news / 24 July 2015 / Victoria White

An independent expert review of alteplase has provided a firm reassurance that it is safe and effective for use up to 4.5 hours after the onset of symptoms…

 

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