Some four out of five people in England with severe asthma are not getting the care they need as a result of unclear clinical guidelines, a report by Asthma UK has said.
All strengths of the epilepsy medicine Gabitril will be out of stock in the UK until the end of October 2019, the drug’s manufacturer has said.
A Welsh health board has seen an almost 40% reduction in the number of cases involving the ‘superbug’ Clostridium difficle as a result of cuts to antibiotic prescribing.
NHS England is to fund a treatment for severe haemophilia that will “dramatically” cut risk of life-treatening bleeds for thousands of patients.
Around 90,000 five-year-olds in England are not fully up to date with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, according to data from Public Health England.
Pharmacy support workers at NHS Tayside have begun strike action, following the breakdown of talks between NHS officials and Unite the Union over a pay dispute.
The proportion of young people who have smoked a cigarette has reached an all-time low, official figures from NHS Digital have found.
Jo Churchill has been appointed as the new parliamentary under-secretary of state for prevention, public health and primary care at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Patients in A&E could be sent to see a community pharmacist instead of a doctor under a future expansion of the scheme that currently refers patients from NHS 111 and general practice.
The NHS has launched a pilot test and treat service for patients who suspect they have a urinary tract infection.
Customers who buy cannabis from “adult use” dispensaries, where no medical certificate is required, commonly report that they use it for pain relief or to help them sleep.
Use of certain antidepressants to treat depression in patients with diabetes is associated with a reduction in mortality, according to a population-based study.
Children with persistently low plasma vitamin D levels at birth and in early childhood have an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure later in childhood, research has suggested.
Taking certain antidepressants reduces the efficacy of the opioid medicine tramadol, according to research published in Pharmacotherapy.
Receiving statin treatment for five years or more is associated with a 21% reduced risk of primary glaucoma, research has shown.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease have a lower risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular events if they are treated with canagliflozin, research has confirmed.
Patients who underwent knee replacement who used an app to monitor their analgesic use had better pain control and took fewer opioids post surgery, study results show.
Concerns raised over non-medical alprazolam useSubscription
The benzodiazepine alprazolam is being obtained for non-medical use in the UK, particularly among young people, a survey has found.