NICE has recommended that Ultomiris (ravulizumab) be available on the NHS for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome.
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AstraZeneca’s Calquence (acalabrutinib), a chemotherapy-free monotherapy, will be offered to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
The new pathway developed by NICE for medicines to go from clinical trials to NHS patients is now in action.
The ABPI has commented on the new Spending Review and outlined ways the UK government can help the life sciences sector.
The regulatory body said that due to uncertainties surrounding the long-term effectiveness of nivolumab (Opdivo), its cost-effectiveness estimates are too high.
Liraglutide (Saxenda) will be offered to adults with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia and a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
The NHS COVID-19 App was introduced in the UK on 24 September. Many welcome its arrival as another step to contain the spread of COVID-19, while others are concerned about using the app for data and privacy reasons. In this article Helen Farr, a partner at Taylor Wessing, explores the…
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.
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.