NHS prescribed record number of antidepressants in 2016

by Jcasp | July 14, 2017

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Antidepressants : The NHS prescribed a record number of antidepressants last year, fuelling the upward trend that has seen the number of pills given to patients more than double over the last 10 years. However, this rise in figures raised many questions whether the rise is due to doctors handing out the drugs too freely, […]


The Pharmaceutical industry is at risk from Brexit

by Jcasp | July 10, 2017

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Pharmaceutical news: Despite debates about the impacts of Brexit, the pharmaceutical industry is less eye-catching than other sectors. The pharmaceutical sector in the EU has increased from €125 billion to €225 billion over the last 15 years. Employment in the sector has risen from 535.000 to 725.000.  Pharmaceuticals are very advantageous for the EU. Exports […]


UK ministers move to allay Brexit fears over access to medicines

by Jcasp | July 04, 2017

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The government has moved to dampen fears in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry that Brexit will mean patients and the NHS will wait longer and pay more for drugs and treatment. The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the business secretary, Greg Clark, have said they want to continue to “work closely” with the European […]