MHRA Reveals New Strategy to Crack Down on Fake Drugs

The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), a government agency responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe, has revealed their new anti-counterfeiting policy to increase the clamp down on fake drugs arriving in the UK supply chain. Developing on the achievements of the initial action plan, the new

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Strong Vyvanse Sales Boost Shire’s First Quarter

Shire posted another strong set of results yesterday, with a 20 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, just beating market expectations, and their attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatments and rare disease drugs once again performing well. Shire, whose development has outstripped the industry thanks to its acquisitive strategy, reported earnings per ADS (American Depositary Share) of

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GlaxoSmithKline Announce Q1 Results

Pharmaceutical drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), today announced that their revenue increased just 1% in the first quarter, reflecting burdens on the organisation from government price cuts in Europe and some emerging markets, and hard year-by-year comparisons. GSK’s results were boosted by the sale of U.S. rights to a bladder drug, which added approximately £170 million

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Johnson & Johnson Profits Increase

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) yesterday reported a 12.5% growth in earnings for their first quarter, assisted by sales of new products, the most noticeable being the prostate cancer drug Zytiga. The group’s net earnings came in at $3.91 billion, while turnover fell 0.2% to $16.14 billion.  Worldwide pharmaceutical sales were up 1.2% to $6.13 billion,

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Only Medics’ Mobile Website Is Now Live

To further enhance our services we today have launched our new mobile website, offering candidates an easier alternative when searching for their next pharmaceutical physician vacancy using their mobile. With an increasing number of people accessing the internet via their mobiles, Only Medics, as the market-leader and the medical recruitment company of choice for many

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Study Shows Huntington’s Reduces Cancer Risk

According to a study in Sweden, people who have developed Huntington’s disease, a debilitating brain condition, appear have a “protection” from cancer. The findings, which were published in The Lancet Oncology, analysed almost 40 years of medical records, showing that patients with Huntington’s have half the normal expected risk of developing tumours.  However researchers commented

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