Here, EPR’s Hannah Balfour explores some highlights of the UK’s new Life Sciences Vision for the pharma, biopharma and biotech industries, covering topics from funding to regulatory reviews and clinical trial innovation.
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Advanced therapies are a ground-breaking new class of medicines that use gene therapy, cell therapy or tissue engineering to treat disease and injury. Rachel Bell, Trainee Patent Attorney at Marks & Clerk, and Ceri Roberts, Scientific Training Manager – Cellular and Molecular Therapies at NHS Blood and Transplant, discuss some…
The Competition and Markets Authority fines Advanz and two others for hiking prices of liothyronine tablets by 1,110 percent in eight years.
The ABPI’s 2021 pharmaceutical industry Code of Practice aims to increase transparency, encourage collaboration and improve patient care.
New guidance on the licensing of biosimilar products that reduces unnecessary clinical trials is expected to put the UK ahead of Europe and facilitate a boom in these essential life-saving medicines, creating greater patient access and saving the National Health Service (NHS) hundreds of millions of pounds. It could also…
In this article, EPR summarises the list of 10 recommendations for the UK Government, published by experts in the medicinal cannabis industry, to ensure the UK capitalises on the opportunities afforded by the market.
In this article, Rich Quelch, Global head of marketing at Origin, discusses how the UK’s pharmaceutical supply chain could be adapted to increase its resilience to future disruptions and the challenges in doing so.
On the NICE’s recommendation, ravulizumab will be made available to hundreds of patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria on the UK’s NHS.
Carfilzomib with dexamethasone and lenalidomide could be offered to approximately 2,000 NHS patients as a second line treatment for multiple myeloma.
Pembrolizumab with pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy has been recommended by NICE to treat non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer.
NICE has recommended that the CAR T-cell therapy Tecartus be given to patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma.
A 90-year old woman is the first person to receive BNT162b2, the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, outside of clinical trials.
Through the recent coronavirus crisis, the UK’s pharmaceutical sector has performed strongly and delivered innovation at a time when it was most needed. In this article, Dr Cheryl Teoh discusses how the industry has been set up for success.