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Up to 1.4 million people in the UK are thought to be using cannabis for medical purposes, according to new research. Read more

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The NHS has approved an ovarian cancer treatment developed by a team of scientists at Newcastle University. Read more

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Chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Sir Andrew Dillon has announced he will step down from the role next year. Read more

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A lack of clinical evidence is preventing clinicians from being able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines, an NHS review has found. Read more

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended shorter courses of antibiotics in an effort to cut down on overuse and the risk of antibiotic resistant infections. Read more

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Pharmaceutical companies will be paid to develop new drugs for resistant infections in a new incentive scheme launched by the NHS. Read more

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Innovative cancer drugs are taking longer to get to patients due to delays in clinical trials and regulatory red tape, new data shows. Read more

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given a positive recommendation for Crysvita (burosumab) to be used in the treatment of X-linked hypophosphataemia (XLH) in children and young people with growing bones. Read more

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Here we count down the top five tweets from @EPM_magazine that have gained the most impressions this week, taken from Twitter analytics. Read more

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its positive guidance for the first selective interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Read more

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A delegate of experts from the North of England will be showcasing their excellence in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to an international conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read more

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Here we count down the top five tweets from @EPM_magazine that have gained the most impressions this week, taken from Twitter analytics. Read more

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued its final appraisal determination (FAD) to Janssen recommending Tremfya (guselkumab) for treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Read more

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has implemented changes to the licence for valproate medicines — Epilim, Depakote and generics used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder — in the interest of public safety. Read more

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Following a series of papers, published in The Lancet and featuring contributions from Professor Martin Underwood of Warwick Medical School, the NHS has published recommended changes to the treatment of low back pain. Read more

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London-based scientists have found a new blood test that may be able to quickly predict if a female patient is responding to the breast cancer drug, palbociclib, earlier that is possible with currently available tests. Read more

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A final appraisal determination (FAD) has been issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), recommending routine NHS use of avelumab for the treatment of adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland with mMCC Read more

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Breast cancer treatment, eribulin (Halaven), will still be accessible to patients with advanced metastatic breast cancer despite recent guidance by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), according to Eisai. Read more

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Here we count down the top five tweets from @EPM_magazine that have gained the most impressions this week, taken from Twitter analytics. Read more

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a final appraisal decision (FAD) recommending the reimbursement of lenvatinib (Lenvima) for the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer. Read more

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