Patients may not have to finish antibiotic course, says study
Experts say patients should stop taking antibiotics when they feel better, not when the course finishes. Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be a preferable instruction, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule is wrong and should be overturned. Patients have been told that they must […]
UK ministers move to allay Brexit fears over access to medicines
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 […]
How much does the NHS spend on medicines?
NHS spending medicines: Following the recent general election, the pressing topic of NHS spending is ever pressing. But putting a figure on its medicines spending is far from straightforward. NHS spending medicines – Nobody is able to answer the simple question of ‘how much the NHS across the UK spends on medicines?’. This reflects a […]