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The changing landscape

The changing landscape of pharmaceutical medicineExamine the sweeping changes taking place in pharmaceutical medicine including a new code of conduct, federal regulations and industry changes designed to improve drug companies' standards and elevate their performance.

Now available without

Now available without a prescription - FDA makes more drugs over-the-counter - includes related articles on Nicotrol and RogaineFor those who yearn to break their cigarette addiction but don't fancy a trip to the doctor's office, the ability to get the nicotine patch without a physician's prescription may be just what the doctor ordered.

FDA ensures equivalence

FDA ensures equivalence of generic drugs - Food and Drug Administration - includes related articles on bioequivalency and filling prescriptionsWhen Stuart Addison goes to the pharmacy in Margate, Fld., he has the pharmacist fill his prescriptions with generic drugs. Addison. a retired federal government auditor, is one of many Americans who are choosing genetics when they buy drugs.

Pharmaceutical industry issues

Pharmaceutical industry issues its plan for voluntary clinical trials registryIn the face of bad publicity and impending restrictions, trade groups representing pharmaceutical companies have proposed a voluntary plan for using a clinical trials registry as well as results databases by midyear.
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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:27 GMT

The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.


The Priory fined £300k over death of 14-year-old girl

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:22:41 GMT

Amy El-Keria hanged herself at a clinic run by the private healthcare company in 2012.


Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:09:42 GMT

Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre.


Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:35:50 GMT

Move follows announcement of funding for free tampons and towels in secondary schools and colleges in England.


Clampdown planned for British online pharmacies

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:55:51 GMT

New rules should help keep patients safe, says the General Pharmaceutical Council.


Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:27:16 GMT

Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.


Nottingham midwife saves best friend's life

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:31:56 GMT

Aimee Summers recognised the signs of a potentially fatal blood clot and gave emergency first aid.


Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:57:15 GMT

Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.


Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:48:13 GMT

People with epilepsy are being exposed to flashing images, some deliberately, says a charity.


Statins 'don't work well for one in two people'

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:59:05 GMT

Fresh research questions the merit of the cholesterol-lowering pills taken by millions of Britons.


Artificial gravity tests could reduce muscle loss, say researchers

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:22:11 GMT

Spinning bedridden patients and astronauts on a centrifuge could maintain muscle strength, scientists say.


Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:59:44 GMT

A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.


Swansea boy's 'neck pain' was rare throat cancer

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:53:54 GMT

Eight-year-old McKenzie John, from Swansea, is due to undergo proton beam therapy next month.


Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:34:49 GMT

A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve "tired" GPs.


Ipswich 'killing-suicide': Crisis team 'missed opportunity'

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:43:46 GMT

A mental health crisis team is criticised after a patient killed his wife before taking his own life.


'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:50:25 GMT

A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.


'My son killed himself after circumcision'

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:38:58 GMT

Why did a young man kill himself two years after being circumcised?


Breech baby scan 'would save lives'

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:25:17 GMT

A scan at 36 weeks could help spot tricky breech deliveries, when a baby's bottom or feet will emerge first.


People with learning disabilities 'trapped' in hospitals as target missed

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:46:25 GMT

More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show.


ĎIím 35, with two young children Ė and Parkinsonísí

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 23:11:45 GMT

Ellie Finch Hulme is a translator and a busy mum of two children. And she also has a disease associated with people decades older.


London loneliness: Hackney Brocals help men find friends

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:19:02 GMT

The group aims to tackle male isolation across London through regular meet ups and trips.


Stoma bags: Bin rules 'can add to house share struggles'

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:22:58 GMT

Amber Davies opens up about having to dispose of her stoma bag while living with friends.


How physical activity supports children with SEND

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:29:31 GMT

Research shows that being active improves children's mental well-being and academic achievement. It can also be particularly valuable in terms of developing confidence and social skills. Dr Anthony Maher of Edge Hill University explains the benefits for children with SEND.


Measles cases quadruple globally in 2019, says UN

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:07:40 GMT

The World Health Organization says the latest figures paint "an alarming picture".


Sleep myths 'damaging your health'

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:35:50 GMT

US researchers have looked at the most common ones that we may fall for.


'My boyfriend's sperm, or a donor's?'

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:54:28 GMT

"Emma" says it is unfair that she faces a deadline to choose how to fertilise her frozen eggs.


Is it really worth injecting vitamins?

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:34:24 GMT

There is a growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips - but what are the risks? And do they even work?


How we became part of a kidney swap chain

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:15:54 GMT

Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in return.


A rasher of bacon a day 'ups cancer risk'

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:05:37 GMT

Eating even small amounts of red or processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, study finds.


HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:33:02 GMT

All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.


Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:02:08 GMT

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.


'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:59:39 GMT

When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her life.


Aphantasia: Ex-Pixar chief Ed Catmull says 'my mind's eye is blind'

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 23:52:49 GMT

Ed Catmull has aphantasia, as do some of the world's best animators at Pixar.


Umbilical cord art - would you do it?

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:13:09 GMT

Some mothers are making their baby's umbilical cord into artwork, but are getting mixed reactions.


Mother of 14-year-old who killed herself at the Priory speaks out

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:26:38 GMT

Amy El-Keria was a patient at Ticehurst House Psychiatric Hospital, which has been fined £300,000 over her death.