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November 15, 2018
Matt Hancock made the comments during a five-hour cabinet meeting discussing the Brexit deal negotiated with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, according to The Times

The UK's health minister told cabinet members he could not guarantee there would be no deaths if Britain exits the European Union (EU) without a deal, The Times newspaper has reported.
 
Matt Hancock made the comments during a five-hour cabinet meeting discussing the Brexit deal negotiated with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, according to the newspaper.
 

November 8, 2018
UK building ‘refrigeration capacity’ in case of Brexit drug shortages

The UK's health secretary has said that the Government is building extra "refrigeration capacity" in case a no-deal Brexit leaves the country short of certain medicines.
 
Speaking to ITV’s Peston show, Matt Hancock urged patients not to stockpile medicines, and said the Government is working with the pharmaceutical industry to ensure patients are able to obtain necessary medication.
 

October 29, 2018
Medicines watchdog seizes over £2m counterfeit medicines in UK drugs bust

More than £2m worth of falsified medicines have been seized in the UK in less than three weeks, the Government’s medicines watchdog has revealed.
 
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said on Wednesday (24 October) that it intercepted one million doses of counterfeit medicines worth over £2m between 9 and 27 October including diazepam, modafinil and dermal fillers.
 

September 28, 2018
Hannah Beba is a senior pharmacist practising in the diabetes and endocrinology fields at the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. She is also one of the charity Diabetes UK clinical champions and an independent prescriber. She talks to Léa Legraien about her successes, challenges and love for the profession.

Hannah Beba is a senior pharmacist practising in the diabetes and endocrinology fields at the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. She is also one of the charity Diabetes UK clinical champions and an independent prescriber.
 
She talks to Léa Legraien about her successes, challenges and love for the profession.
 
 
Q Why did you become a pharmacist?
 
 

August 14, 2018
The prescribing safety assessment (PSA) could benefit pre-registration pharmacy students who want to become independent prescribers, a study has concluded.

The prescribing safety assessment (PSA) could benefit UK pre-registration pharmacy students who want to become independent prescribers, a study has concluded.
 
The PSA is a 60-minute evaluation of 30 questions on writing and reviewing new prescriptions, calculating drug doses and identifying and avoiding adverse drug reactions and medication errors, among others.
 

August 2, 2018
The Government should consider the economic as well as health benefits of vaccinating people against flu, according to research by a think tank

The Government should consider the economic as well as health benefits of vaccinating people against flu, according to research by a think tank.
 
Research by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) argued that flu can adversely affect productivity within the economy. The biggest economic benefit of vaccinating against the condition is the reduction of lost employment and care giving costs, which total between £90m and £270m , it said.
 

July 26, 2018
How will Matt Hancock’s healthcare priorities benefit the NHS?

Last week, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock gave his first speech at West Suffolk Hospital where he revealed three key priorities for the NHS: technology, workforce and prevention.
 
Speaking before the Health and Social Care Committee yesterday, he also gave more information on the work he intends to do.
 
So what do the priorities mean for the health service?
 
Technology focus
 

March 24, 2009
New treatments for cancer will be researched at Northern Ireland's first Cancer Research UK centre

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March 5, 2009
A new drug for people suffering from eosinophilic asthma is being pioneered by teams in the UK and Canada

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March 3, 2009
Pharmacy technicians announce 2008 winners

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May 27, 2008
One million UK diabetics risk heart disease through poor adherence, says charity

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May 13, 2008
Court orders NICE to pay costs in Aricept case

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May 12, 2008
Retacrit demonstrates equivalent efficacy, safety and tolerability to Epoetin Alfa

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May 1, 2008
Immigration drives rise in drug resistant tuberculosis in the UK

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April 30, 2008
RPSGB publish annual review for the year which will

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April 28, 2008
UK parliamentary groups warns on dangers of online drug sales

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April 25, 2008
Poll reveals scientists believe AIDS vaccine may never be developed

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April 9, 2008
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain welcomes the UK government

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April 7, 2008
Lord Digby Jones appoints UK LifeScience Marketing Strategy Implementation Board

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April 2, 2008
The Clarke Inquiry publishes the results of its consultation into a new professional body for pharmacy

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March 19, 2008
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry says that the UK workforce has shrunk by 10%

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January 14, 2008
The presence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed at a locality in the UK

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