Earlier this year, the British Biosimilars Association (BBA), the trade body representing the interests of biosimilar manufacturers, welcomed Dr Andrew Ellis as its new Chair. In this interview, Nikki Withers asks why biosimilars are so important for pharma and how he foresees the market evolving in the coming years.
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Solid dosage forms have been one of the foremost choices of drug administration for generations. However, with an ever-growing global population, evolving customer demands and continual updates to regulations comes greater need for advanced medicines and progress in this sector. This article explores the benefits and how the field must…
Many COVID-19 patients who are admitted to intensive care in the UK, and globally, require mechanical ventilation. However, our healthcare systems are not prepared for the vast numbers of patients requiring this form of treatment. In this article, Adrian Toutoungi expounds how government and industry is working to push production…
The institute has paused cancer research and repurposed its laboratories and scientists to provide a rapid COVID-19 testing facility for NHS staff and other key workers.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, when many are in lockdown or self-isolating, mental health could suffer. This article suggests some ways to stay healthy over this period.
The UK government has announced that the parallel export of certain essential medicines is banned, to preserve drugs for the treatment of coronavirus patients.
The UK NICE has not found pembrolizumab cost-effective for use on the NHS, after a review of evidence collected while the drug was available via the Cancer Drugs Fund.
A new bill is now effective in the UK which aims to improve regulation for medical devices and ensure patient safety, as well as allow hospitals to develop personalised medicines.
The next Chief Executive of the National Institute for Health Research’s Clinical Research Network has been announced as Dr William van’t Hoff.
Esketamine nasal spray did not receive a positive opinion from NICE due to inadequate comparisons to other therapies and concerns over its cost effectiveness.
As companies continue to collaborate and share their expertise to develop therapeutics targeting a wide range of diseases, European Pharmaceutical Review explores the aims of the most recent partnerships.
The CMA has announced Tiofarma admits taking part in an anti-competitive agreement with Amilco and Aspen which resulted in huge price increase in fludrocortisone acetate tablets.
Research has found that last year, the UK government recorded 178 medicine shortages, an increase of 19 upon 2018.
NICE has recommended olaparib tablets (Lynparza, AstraZeneca) for adults with relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
The NICE committee has made palbociclib with fulvestrant available on the Cancer Drug Fund for patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, advanced breast cancer.