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New treatment for urothelial cancer available on the NHS

New treatment for urothelial cancer available on the NHS

Over 800 people with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer will benefit from a new treatment – avelumab. Urothelial cancer is a type of bladder...
Predicting cancer drug combinations with AI test

Predicting cancer drug combinations with AI test

Scientists have created a prototype test that can predict which cancer drug combinations are likely to work for patients in less than two days. The...
Popular nausea medications linked to increased stroke risk

Popular nausea medications linked to increased stroke risk

Nausea medications known as antidopaminergic antiemetics (ADAs) are associated with an increased risk of ischaemic stroke. The new study published by The BMJ found that...
New lung cancer drug fast-tracked by the NHS

New lung cancer drug fast-tracked by the NHS

The NHS is fast-tracking a new lung cancer drug for eligible patients that will target an aggressive and rare form of cancer. Patients in England...
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Blueprint revealed for delivering hepatitis C treatment to drug users

An expert guide to delivering hepatitis C testing and treatment to people who inject drugs could help to eliminate the virus, scientists say. Following a...
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Sleep apnoea severity can be reduced by repurposed drugs

Existing medications could be repurposed to successfully reduce the severity of sleep apnoea by at least 30%, new research has revealed. Professor Danny Eckert, Principal...
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Fertility treatment drugs do not increase breast cancer risk

Common fertility treatment drugs used to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. An analysis was carried...
Using microneedles for painless drug delivery

Using microneedles for painless drug delivery

Researchers have suggested using microneedles for immunotherapy to vaccinate or treat diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disorders, with minimal pain, invasiveness, and side...
Drug shows promise for Alzheimer’s by preventing amyloid plaque build-up

Drug shows promise for Alzheimer’s by preventing amyloid plaque build-up

A novel drug has been demonstrated to prevent the build up of amyloid plaques in the brain – a major contributor to the development...
New drug could be a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity

New drug could be a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity

A new drug has been hailed as a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity after leading to a 20% reduction of total body weight in participants...

Vektor Pharma: leaders in thin film drug formulations

Vektor Pharma TF GmbH and its team have been leaders in the design, testing, and manufacture of thin film drug formulations. Vektor Pharma TF GmbH ...
Harnessing the power of sound waves for advances in drug delivery

Harnessing the power of sound waves for advances in drug delivery

Pioneering new research is harnessing the power of sound waves to deliver drugs – demonstrating how high-frequency sound could revolutionise the field of ultrasound-driven...
Deploying AI in drug discovery

Deploying AI in drug discovery

AI healthcare upstart Aladdin continues to develop best-in-class AI technologies to advance and accelerate new breakthroughs in drug discovery. In October 2020, UK-based healthcare technology...
Study shows metyrapone effective for treating rare Cushing’s Syndrome

Study shows metyrapone effective for treating rare Cushing’s Syndrome

The first ever prospective study to test the safety and efficacy of metyrapone in patients with Cushing’s Syndrome in a real-life setting has shown...
Study shows triple-combination therapy reduces COPD exacerbations

Study shows triple-combination therapy reduces COPD exacerbations

Results from a Phase III trial have shown how a triple-combination therapy reduces the rate of moderate or severe COPD exacerbations. The results from the...
Senolytic drugs: can this antibiotic treat symptoms of ageing?

Senolytic drugs: can this antibiotic treat symptoms of ageing?

Professor Michael P Lisanti of the University of Salford highlights the potential applications of senolytic drugs in treating age-associated conditions. Professor Michael P Lisanti, Chair...
How medical cannabis can help fight against the US opioid crisis

How medical cannabis can help fight against the US opioid crisis

Abuse of opioids is a real crisis and the US Government have worked hard to solve this issue, but it has endured over the...
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Tetra confirms FDA conditions met for CAUMZ drug

FDA conditions met for Fast Track programme where the patient population has a serious condition with significant morbidity. Leaders in botanical-derived drug discovery and development,...
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Opioid Pandemic: more people knowingly use fentanyl

New research out of the University of British Columbia reveals that the use of the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, has doubled since 2015 Fentanyl is a...
Cannabis and driving

Cannabis and driving: road and workplace safety laws should focus on impairment not use

Legalisation of cannabis by several countries and US states has raised legitimate concerns about increases in impaired driving and threats to workplace safety. Unfortunately, many...

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