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Medicines Articles


Technology needed to win fake drugs war

26th February 2013

Fake and substandard drugs, especially for tuberculosis, are abundant in low- and middle-income countries.

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Audit results requested from all NHS acute hospitals

10th February 2012

The DH is asking all NHS acute hospitals to submit results of recent audits of compliance with published standards for medicines security.

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NICE advice could help in drive to cut medicines wastage

8th August 2011

Following NICE's advice on medicines adherence could help in the battle against medicine wastage, which is costing the NHS £300 million each year.

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Keeping patients safe when they transfer between care providers

14th July 2011

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Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

28th June 2011

This practical, entertaining book is a complete and clear guide to calculating drug dosages.

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WHO guidance for use of medicines for children

18th June 2010

WHO issue guidance which provides information on how to use over 240 essential medicines to treat children.

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Patients take drugs wrongly

4th August 2008

Up to 20% of patients are taking their drugs wrongly, according to a survey.

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Drug reactions thousands die

27th December 2007

Almost 3,000 people have died in the last three years from an adverse reaction to medicines.

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AstraZeneca buys Chinese drugs

17th September 2007

AstraZeneca set to expand purchase of medicines from China and other countries in next few years.

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China's blood plasma shortage

13th September 2007

Officials say blood products are guaranteed, but launch crackdown on shoddy, fake vaccine.

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