News for February 2018

Local NHS improves access to courses... 28 February 2018
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Patients from Hambleton and Richmondshire areas with type 2 diabetes now have better access to educa...

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Seqirus to commercialise quadrivalent... 28 February 2018
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Seqirus has announced plans to commercialise its novel cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine acr...

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Service launched to support UK compan... 28 February 2018
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Tissue Solutions and Medicines Discovery Catapult launch service to support UK companies and biobank...

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ABPI responds to vaccination programm... 28 February 2018
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ABPI welcomes commitment to public consultation on report recommendations....

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Number of people living with diabetes... 28 February 2018
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The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled in the last twenty year...

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Positive EU CHMP opinion for Lynparza 26 February 2018
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Lynparza receives positive EU CHMP opinion in platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer...

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European Marketing Authorisation for... 26 February 2018
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Kyowa Kirin and Ultragenyx Announce Crysvita® (burosumab) Receives Conditional Marketing Authorisati...

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AbbVie announces Phase 3 elagolix stu... 22 February 2018
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Study met its primary endpoint....

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Halaven® still available to patients... 22 February 2018
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Concerns that denying earlier access could affect patient outcomes....

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Gilead's HCV treatment available for... 22 February 2018
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Vosevi demonstrates high cure rates....

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Ashfield launches commercial engageme... 21 February 2018
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Model created in response to global market trends....

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Draft NICE guidance paves way for acc... 21 February 2018
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LEO Pharma welcomes news recommending use of Kyntheum® for severe plaque psoriasis....

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Study suggests heavy drinking link to... 21 February 2018
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French researchers studied a database of 57,000 people with early onset dementia....

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AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics annou... 20 February 2018
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AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics announce global strategic collaboration to develop potential new tre...

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PharmaMar signs licensing agreement w... 20 February 2018
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PharmaMar licenses fully synthetic marine-derived payloads to Seattle Genetics for use in drug conju...

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Imfinzi approved for unresectable Sta... 20 February 2018
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US FDA approves Imfinzi for unresectable Stage III non-small cel lung cancer...

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TREMFYA® demonstrates long-term skin... 19 February 2018
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New data demonstrates long-term skin clearance in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis...

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NICE approves Lenvima® for differenti... 16 February 2018
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NICE approves Eisai’s Lenvima® (lenvatinib) for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC)....

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Real-world study demonstrates importa... 15 February 2018
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Device showed superior asthma control compared with other chambers....

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Debiopharm invests in ABAC Therapeuti... 15 February 2018
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Investment made through Debiopharm Innovation Fund....

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AbbVie & Patients Association tackle... 15 February 2018
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FOFO causes people to delay seeking medical advice....

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Selumetinib granted orphan drug desig... 15 February 2018
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NF1 is an incurable genetic condition that affects one in 3000 births....

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SMC recommends restricted use of MAVE... 14 February 2018
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Advice marks step change in available treatment options for patients in Scotland....

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The Pistoia Alliance launches User Ex... 13 February 2018
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The Pistoia Alliance has announced the launch of the User Experience (UX) for Life Sciences (...

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PDA calls on pharmacists to share the... 13 February 2018

Many organisations have added their support to the charter....

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Benefits of treatment for rare geneti... 12 February 2018
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Cerliponase alfa not recommend for use in NHS in England based on current submission....

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Emerson & AspenTech form digital tech... 12 February 2018
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Partnership will focus on three key areas....

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Digital liver scanning could halve nu... 12 February 2018
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Digital liver scanning technology could halve the number of liver biopsies carried out in people wit...

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Drug discovery services in the UK con... 12 February 2018
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  According to Catalyst Corporate Finance, UK service-based pharmaceutical businesses involved...

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Parents urged to think pharmacist fir... 12 February 2018
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The NHS is urging more parents to use their pharmacy first in a move which could help free up...

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NICE recommends FOTIVDA®▼ for advance... 12 February 2018
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NICE recommends FOTIVDA®▼ (tivozanib) as a new, first-line treatment for advanced renal cell car...

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Community pharmacy could provide safe... 9 February 2018
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A recent study from Boots UK and the University of Brighton has demonstrated that community pharmacy...

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Peli BioThermal joins Poseidon Sea Fr... 9 February 2018
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Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, has announced their founding m...

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New mums to get £23m mental health fu... 8 February 2018
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Perinatal mental health affects up to 20% of women....

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MDC supports antimicrobial resistance... 7 February 2018
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MDC to act as mutual broker between partners to explore new antibiotic discovery....

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AstraZeneca's Brilinta shows benefits... 7 February 2018
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Data published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology....

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EMA agrees to review MMA of cannabidi... 7 February 2018
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Epidiolex is used to treat seizures linked to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome....

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Cobra & Symbiosis awarded Innovate UK... 6 February 2018
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Grant aligned with Government's Industrial Strategy to support advanced therapies in UK....

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Elsevier selects six companies to joi... 1 February 2018
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Companies chosen for The Hive from over 150 global applicants....

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Call for ovarian cancer research proj... 1 February 2018
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Target Ovarian Cancer invites applications for up to £200,000 of funding....

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Novartis announces updated results fr... 1 February 2018
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New data include analysis of expansion and persistence of Kymriah....

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6000 subjects in major imaging study... 1 February 2018
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Researchers now able to apply for access via UK Biobank website....

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Roche's Perjeta approved for routine... 1 February 2018
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Roche agreed deal on price with NHS England and NICE....

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