Cases of measles in Europe at all-time high.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high. Measles is a highly infectious virus that spreads via droplets in coughs and sneezes. Over 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, and has led to 37 deaths. Last year there were

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Top 10 NHS medicines revealed by UK Healthcare Experts

UK health experts have identified what they believe is the 10 most important medicines and vaccines launched on the NHS in the past 70 years. The list includes two vaccines which prevent polio and measles, mumps and rubella in addition to medicines that have transformed HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable condition, immunosuppressants

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UK government aims to include biosimilars in price controls

The government has launched consultation on proposed changes to the statutory scheme for pharmaceutical pricing that would include biosimilars in the scope of its price controls. The statutory scheme covers those companies who don’t sign on to the voluntary Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS). To coincide with the new PPRS scheme, expected to come into

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CHMP give positive opinion for Almirall and Sun Pharma’s plaque psoriasis treatment

Almirall, S.A. has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the EMA has issued a positive opinion for the regulatory approval of tildrakizumab, an investigational humanised, high-affinity IL-23p19 monoclonal antibody for adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Tildrakizumab is an innovative biological drug due to its specific mechanism of action.

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Government confirms that boys in England will receive HPV jab

Boys in England will be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus in line with recent recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccine will protects men from HPV-related diseases, which include oral, throat, penile and anal cancer. Whilst also helping to reduce the overall number of cervical cancers in women through

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