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Live updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Live updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Use our timeline to follow the latest coronavirus developments...

First COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the UK from next week

First COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the UK from next week

The MHRA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed...

SGLT2 inhibitors summarised in new MIMS table

SGLT2 inhibitors summarised in new MIMS table

Prescribers can quickly compare key features and benefits...

NICE recommends further migraine prevention option

NICE recommends further migraine prevention option

Galcanezumab (Emgality) is the second calcitonin gene-related...

COVID-19 vaccine to be submitted for approval 'within days'

COVID-19 vaccine to be submitted for approval 'within days'

Pfizer and BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine has...

Most statin side-effects down to 'nocebo' effect, study suggests

Most statin side-effects down to 'nocebo' effect, study suggests

90% of the symptom burden reported with statins was...

Diabetes drug approved to treat heart failure

Diabetes drug approved to treat heart failure

Forxiga (dapagliflozin) is the first SGLT2 inhibitor...

Hopes rise for first COVID-19 vaccine as results show 'more than 90% efficacy'

Hopes rise for first COVID-19 vaccine as results show 'more than 90% efficacy'

Researchers from Pfizer and BioNTech have hailed preliminary...

New low-dose LABA/corticosteroid inhaler for asthma

New low-dose LABA/corticosteroid inhaler for asthma

A lower-dose metered-dose inhaler has been added to...

Drug pricing tracker launched by MIMS

Drug pricing tracker launched by MIMS

A new MIMS tracker allows users to monitor price changes...

First 3-in-1 inhaler for asthma launched

First 3-in-1 inhaler for asthma launched

Enerzair Breezhaler is the first triple combination...

New tablet treatment for eczema

New tablet treatment for eczema

Prescribers have a new oral treatment option for patients...

Government flu vaccine stockpile released as US vaccine given temporary licence

Government flu vaccine stockpile released as US vaccine given temporary licence

GP practices who have run out of flu vaccine can now...

Consider bisphosphonates to combat osteoporosis risk in asthma patients taking steroids, say researchers

Consider bisphosphonates to combat osteoporosis risk in asthma patients taking steroids, say researchers

New research has linked oral and inhaled steroids to...

Medicines shortages increase as prescribing costs rise £158 million

Medicines shortages increase as prescribing costs rise £158 million

Increasing medicines shortages have added more than...

MHRA urges GPs to ensure continued INR monitoring during pandemic

MHRA urges GPs to ensure continued INR monitoring during pandemic

The MHRA advice was issued following reports of an...

GP practices advised to order extra flu jabs from government reserve

GP practices advised to order extra flu jabs from government reserve

GP practices will be able to place orders for additional...

Lower HRT prescribing in deprived areas 'suggests large unmet need for menopause care'

Lower HRT prescribing in deprived areas 'suggests large unmet need for menopause care'

HRT prescribing rates are 29% lower in GP practices...

Monitor blood glucose in patients on long-term PPIs, say researchers

Monitor blood glucose in patients on long-term PPIs, say researchers

Regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase...

New opioid warnings and fentanyl patch contraindication

New opioid warnings and fentanyl patch contraindication

New warnings about tolerance and dependence are being...