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European Commission approves contract for potential COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission approves contract for potential COVID-19 vaccine

The European Commission has approved a contract with Moderna to secure access to a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The contract will be the sixth one made...
Clinical trial explores psychedelic treatments for PTSD in veterans

Clinical trial explores psychedelic treatments for PTSD in veterans

A company exploring the efficacy of psychedelic treatments for PTSD in veterans has announced the international expansion of its Phase 2A clinical trials. The Mydecine...
Dealing with antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19

Dealing with antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19

To coincide with Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, a new report of case studies has been published that gives a platform to people living with...
Nasal spray clinical trial to investigate prevention of COVID-19 infection

Nasal spray clinical trial to investigate prevention of COVID-19 infection

A randomised, double blind trial will be testing the efficacy of a nasal spray to protect frontline healthcare workers against COVID-19. The spray is the...
Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in older adults

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in older adults

Phase II of the Oxford vaccine trial has shown promising safety results in older adults, finding it provokes an immune response. The early stage results,...
European Commission approves epilepsy medicine to treat children

European Commission approves epilepsy medicine to treat children

The European Commission has approved expanding the indication of anti-epileptic agent Fycompa to include the treatment of children with epilepsy. The European Commission (EC) has...
COVID-19 vaccine Phase III clinical trials to begin in UK

COVID-19 vaccine Phase III clinical trials to begin in UK

Phase III clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine are set to begin in the UK and will involve 6,000 volunteers from across the country. Global...
One step closer to a COVID-19 vaccine for the UK

One step closer to a COVID-19 vaccine for the UK

Pfizer and BioNTech SE have announced their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of infection. The...
World Health Organization addresses drug safety during COVID-19

World Health Organization addresses drug safety during COVID-19

The World Health Organization is highlighting the need for international drug safety monitoring during COVID-19. For medicines to work safely, having strong systems in place...
Early access to medicine for hereditary angioedema patients

Early access to medicine for hereditary angioedema patients

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has granted a positive scientific opinion to the medicine berotralstat for hereditary angioedema patients through...
Patients donate to WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Patients donate to WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

A total of 9,635 patients have come together to help defeat the coronavirus by donating £16,915 for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity...
Innovation and drug development with Tetra Bio-Pharma

Innovation and drug development with Tetra Bio-Pharma

Tetra Bio-Pharma executives speak out about building a cannabinoid pharmaceutical company. For this article, we sat down for a virtual fireside chat with some key...
New study shows escalation in UK opioid use over the last decade

New study shows escalation in UK opioid use over the last decade

A new study of two million opioid users has shown that prescriptions for the addictive drug codeine jumped by a factor of five between...
UK government responds to ACMD report on the misuse of fentanyl

UK government responds to ACMD report on the misuse of fentanyl

The UK government has responded to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) report on the misuse of fentanyl to confirm it...
New UK laws allow healthcare workers to administer vaccines

New UK laws allow healthcare workers to administer vaccines

Changes to the Human Medicine Regulations 2012 have now come into force in the UK, with new laws which will allow healthcare workers to...
UK medicines regulator joins ACSS consortium of regulators

UK medicines regulator joins ACSS consortium of regulators

The UK medicines regulator, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has now joined the Australia-Canada-Singapore-Switzerland (ACSS) Consortium. The ACSS Consortium will now be known...
Cutting-edge treatments to be fast-tracked to UK patients

Cutting-edge treatments to be fast-tracked to UK patients

NHS patients could have quicker access to cutting-edge medical treatments as the UK teams up with international collaborators to fast-track the approval process. Following the...
European Commission purchases 500,000 courses of Remdesivir

European Commission purchases 500,000 courses of Remdesivir

The European Commission has signed a joint procurement framework contract with the pharmaceutical company Gilead for the supply of up to 500,000 treatment courses...

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