MIMS news

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...

New antiviral treatment cuts COVID-19 mortality

New antiviral treatment cuts COVID-19 mortality

A combination of two monoclonal antibodies significantly...

MIMS drug shortages tracker updated with latest supply issues

MIMS drug shortages tracker updated with latest supply issues

Supply issues have been reported in the past week for...

New research supports statin prescribing in patients over 75 years

New research supports statin prescribing in patients over 75 years

Evidence suggesting a mortality benefit of statins...

First NovoRapid insulin biosimilar launched

First NovoRapid insulin biosimilar launched

Trurapi is a biosimilar of the rapid-acting insulin...

Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved in the UK

Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved in the UK

A single-dose COVID-19 vaccine produced by Janssen...

New patient-influenced diabetes guidance 'strongly recommends' SGLT2 inhibitors

New patient-influenced diabetes guidance 'strongly recommends' SGLT2 inhibitors

SGLT2 inhibitors are 'strongly recommended' for patients...

Fifth salmeterol/fluticasone dry powder inhaler launched

Fifth salmeterol/fluticasone dry powder inhaler launched

Fixkoh Airmaster is the fifth salmeterol/fluticasone...

New levothyroxine prescribing advice published

New levothyroxine prescribing advice published

Guidance for prescribing levothyroxine in patients...

NSAIDs safe in COVID-19, study confirms

NSAIDs safe in COVID-19, study confirms

Concerns were raised early in the COVID-19 pandemic...

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Advice on the contraindication for use of chloramphenicol...

Metformin use during pregnancy linked to reduced gestational weight gain

Metformin use during pregnancy linked to reduced gestational weight gain

Exposure to metformin versus other treatments during...

Prescribe antihypertensives to reduce cardiovascular risk regardless of blood pressure, say researchers

Prescribe antihypertensives to reduce cardiovascular risk regardless of blood pressure, say researchers

Prescribers should consider blood pressure-lowering...

Updated NICE atrial fibrillation guidance recommends newer anticoagulants

Updated NICE atrial fibrillation guidance recommends newer anticoagulants

Direct-acting oral coagulants should be offered to...

New oral lipid-lowering treatment approved by NICE

New oral lipid-lowering treatment approved by NICE

Bempedoic acid (Nilemdo) has been approved for routine...

Ranitidine shortage continues

Ranitidine shortage continues

All preparations of ranitidine remain out of stock...

Offer COVID-19 vaccination to pregnant women, advises JCVI

Offer COVID-19 vaccination to pregnant women, advises JCVI

Pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine...

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Chloramphenicol eye drops should no longer be used...

Asthma drug hailed as first non-hospital treatment for COVID-19

Asthma drug hailed as first non-hospital treatment for COVID-19

Inhaled budesonide is the first widely available, inexpensive...

Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after reports of rare blood clots

Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after reports of rare blood clots

People under 30 are to be offered alternatives to the...