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Scottish medicines body to reassess menopause drug amid HRT shortage

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A sought-after hormone replacement therapy is being reassessed for use in Scotland after the TV presenter and menopause campaigner Davina McCall revealed a postcode lottery in its prescription across the UK. Amid an o...

Radioactive medicines found in London street by member of the public

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A package of radioactive medicines was found in the street by a member of the public after being lost in transit between two London hospitals. The item, containing radiopharmaceuticals, is thought not to have been sec...

UK medicines regulator approves Covid vaccines for use as booster shots

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The UK’s medicines regulator has granted emergency approval for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to be used as third, “booster” shots to tackle potentially waning immunity, adding pressure on the government’s vacci...

Inflamed by Rupa Marya and Raj Patel review – modern medicine’s racial divide

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It was May 2020, just months after Sars-CoV-2 began ripping through the world, when it emerged that 97% of the British medical staff who had died of the disease were from communities categorised as black, Asian and mi...

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘safe and effective’, says European Medicines Agency – video

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The Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is 'safe and effective' and its benefits outweigh the risks, Europe’s medicines regulator has said. The director of the European Medicines Agency, Emer Cooke, said the agency...

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘safe and effective’ says European Medicines Agency – video

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The Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is ‘safe and effective’ and its benefits outweigh the risks, Europe’s medicines regulator has said. The director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Emer Cooke, said the ...

EU medicines regulator to report on AstraZeneca Covid vaccine safety

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Europe’s medicines regulator is under mounting pressure to clear up safety concerns over the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as experts warned that arguably political decisions to pause it in many countries risked se...