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World AIDS Day

On December 02, 2019, Tags News, Epiomic Database, Population, Events, Medicine

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Roche gets accelerated approval for the third FDA recognised pan-tumour indicated product, Rozlytrek (entrectinib)

On November 29, 2019, Tags News, Events, Oncology, Medicine


Lung Cancer : Awareness Month

On November 28, 2019, Tags News, Epiomic Database, Population, Epidemiology, Oncology, Medicine

Lung Cancer is one the most common forms of cancer to occur around the world, with more than 2,000,0000 people diagnosed worldwide each annually, and is the leading cause of cancer death annually.1

WHO Aims To Introduce Cheaper Generic Insulin

To combat globally high prices of insulin, the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) has announced an initiative to allow drug companies to produce biosimilar insulin products. This would be through a...

Medicinal Cannabis - Legalised But Inaccessible?

On November 19, 2019, Tags News, Epiomic Database, Population, Events, Epidemiology, Medicine

The demand for medicinal cannabis has exponentially increased in the last few years with claims that cannabis is an extremely effective medication for treating a multitude of different conditions...

Targeted Therapies – A Novel Oral KRAS (G12C) specific Inhibitor

On November 15, 2019, Tags News, Oncology, Medicine

The KRAS (Kirsten rat sarcoma 2 viral oncogene homolog) DNA sequence falls into the classification of genes which when subject to specific mutations, contributes to the cancerous nature of the...

New report reveals startling drug price hikes in US Pharmaceutical wholesale acquisition

On November 05, 2019, Tags News, Medicine

A recent report by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) have recently published data revealing changes in pharmaceutical Wholesale Acquisition Costs (WAC) from 2017 to...

The Importance of Orphan Drugs

On November 01, 2019, Tags Oncology, Medicine

There are approximately 7,000 rare diseases worldwide (Rarediseases.info.nih.gov, 2019) ranging from genetic in-borne diseases such as Acute-Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), to infectious diseases...

Vertex Cystic Fibrosis Drugs approved for NHS use after 3-year financial dispute

On October 29, 2019, Tags Gene Therapy, Medicine

On October the 24th 2019, the NHS reported a licensing agreement with Vertex Pharmaceutical’s range of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) treatments (NHS England, 2019). This comes after a series of failed...

Biogen update: A new push for a failed Alzheimer’s drug!

On October 28, 2019, Tags News, Epidemiology, Medicine

According to the WHO, the worldwide prevalence of people living with dementia amounts to approximately 50 million people, with approximately 60% living in low- or middle- income countries. In...

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