Lynparza for pancreatic cancer granted ODD by FDA

AstraZeneca and Merck (MSD) announce that Lynparza for pancreatic cancer patients was granted orphan drug designation (ODD) by the FDA. Pancreatic cancer is a rare, life-threatening disease...

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Link between dementia and spontaneous errors in DNA

Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited – the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, a...

New standards launched to improve public involvement in research

New national standards to improve the quality of public involvement in research.
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Pharmacy’s role in vaccinations: Protecting the nation’s health

What is the pharmacy’s role in vaccinations? Flu is a major cause of harm to individuals, leading to around 16,000 attributable deaths last season (over...
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How AI is making its way into pharma and healthcare

Will we see enhancements of AI in pharma and healthcare? Having read many insightful articles and spoken to several experts on how artificial intelligence (AI)...
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Brexit and the UK life science industry

Damon Culbert looks at Brexit and the UK life science industry with particular consideration to the impact of immigration. For many industry professionals, Britain’s plans to leave the European...

Ashfield Healthcare Communications appoints new Global Commercial Director

Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare, has appointed Ben Beckley as Global Commercial Director of Ashfield Healthcare Communications. He will be based in Boston, USA. Beckley...

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The impact of Brexit & EMA relocation on pharma

With the European Medicines Agency (EMA) relocating to Amsterdam before 29 March 2019, Pf sought the views of industry leaders to discuss the impact of Brexit...

The Pf Power List: Who is shaping the pharma & healthcare sector?

Pf Power List. Our industry is moving: rapid medical advancement, an ever-changing NHS and the evolution of digital health are combining to transform pharma...

How will the NHS’s evolution towards integrated care unfold?

Triducive’s Tim Warren explores how pharma can succeed within the newly emerging integrated commissioning landscape. As Prime Minister Theresa May promises £20 billion more funding...