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NICE says no to AZ and Vifor’s rival hyperkalaemia drugs

NICE says no to AZ and Vifor’s rival hyperkalaemia drugs

Between 1% and 10% of hospital inpatients have hyperkalaemia. Many patients won’t display any symptoms, but some severe cases can lead to cardiac arrest. ... NICE says there is also no evidence to show that either drug extends life or improves quality

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  • BMS CEO tackles investor ‘frustrations’ on immuno-oncology BMS CEO tackles investor ‘frustrations’ on immuno-oncology

    and it’s being trying to recover with trials of Opdivo and Yervoy in combination. ... We're compelling on overall survival, we're compelling on complete response rates and we're compelling with respect to the safety profile and quality of life.”.

  • UK science could be 'crippled' by a hard Brexit UK science could be 'crippled' by a hard Brexit

    Nurse added: Science and research matter for the UK’s economic growth, for the nation’s health and quality of life, and for the environment. ... Nevertheless, the ABPI's Mike Thompson recently warned that even the existing draft transition deal

  • Janssen’s single tablet Symtuza gains NHS England funding  Janssen’s single tablet Symtuza gains NHS England funding 

    This milestone reflects our efforts to help simplify the way in which HIV is treated, supporting people living with HIV to achieve an undetectable viral load while enjoying an improved quality

  • New data keeps AbbVie’s star pipeline therapies on track New data keeps AbbVie’s star pipeline therapies on track

    There were also significant improvements for AbbVie’s drug over Humira on quality of life measures and over Stelara on anxiety and depression, and risankizumab did better than both comparator drugs ... when it came to keeping patients in work without

  • BMS psoriasis drug hits the mark in phase II BMS psoriasis drug hits the mark in phase II

    competitive with many biologic therapies approved in the setting, ”according to analyst Matt Phipps of William Blair. ... Having a favourable risk-benefit profile and delivering significant skin clearance and improvements in quality of life measures,

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  • Quality in Care Diabetes 2018: the best in innovative diabetes care Quality in Care Diabetes 2018: the best in innovative diabetes care

    Now in its eighth year, QiC Diabetes rewards initiatives undertaken around the UK to improve outcomes and quality of life for people living with diabetes – spanning people with type 1 and ... This initiative won a QiC award back in 2015 for ‘Best

  • Lonely planet: why there is dwindling value in pharma travelling alone Lonely planet: why there is dwindling value in pharma travelling alone

    to identify how it can contribute to improving their quality of life. ... data. The importance of real-world data is growing rapidly, but its quality, taxonomy and accessibility are not standardised and once again require collaboration to pull it off.

  • Communications in a mobile age Communications in a mobile age

    As the single most important factor in quality of life, the appetite for health content is there, right, so what’s going wrong? ... Further stats reinforce this perspective, with 85% of all health app downloads experiencing fewer than 5, 000 installs.

  • The true potential of mobile health tech The true potential of mobile health tech

    we can influence their health-related quality of life at a population level.”. ... Research Foundation, is conducting interviews and surveys with patients, social care users and the public to define the critical aspects of quality of life and how best

  • Rules of engagement Rules of engagement

    opportunity to improve our quality of life through content that is relevant, inspirational, educational and impactful. ... Meaningful brands have figured out the boon  of online marketing - that quality, value-driven, meaningful content builds engagement

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Latest appointments

  • Abeona Therapeutics appoints new additions to board of directors Abeona Therapeutics appoints new additions to board of directors

    Its mission to bring relief and an extended, better quality of life to patients, many of whom are children, is closely aligned with my own values, and I am happy to ... I believe Abeona’s pipeline has significant potential to bring transformative

  • Novimmune expands senior management team Novimmune expands senior management team

    Swiss biotech Novimmune has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Dr Sven Zimmerman as chief financial officer and Mylène Fleurant as global head of quality. ... Fleurant joins Novimmune with 20 years of quality expertise in life

  • Paolo Casati named as general manager of Santen Italy Paolo Casati named as general manager of Santen Italy

    Eye care specialist Santen Pharma has appointed Paolo Casati as general manager of its Italian subsidiary. ... Commenting on his appointment, he said: “ Santen group is successful thanks to its commitment to the protection and improvement of eyesight

  • Milestone names chief medical officer Milestone names chief medical officer

    Dr Plat joins from Merck &Co where he was head of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular at the company's Merck Research Laboratories division. ... Dr Plat commented that MSP-2017 promises a “ paradigm shift” in the treatment of paroxysmal

  • Sanofi's Marcoux joins National Public Relations Sanofi's Marcoux joins National Public Relations

    Christian Marcoux has joined the Montreal office of National Public Relations as vice president of healthcare, where he will lead the agency's healthcare communications practice. ... I'm looking forward to helping people better understand the valuable

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Patient Insights

    underestimate the severity of IBS symptoms . understate global effect on quality of life . ... Clinical determinants of health-related quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

  • The True Potential of Mobile Health Tech

    In this article, Dennis discusses some of this complexity, “ We need patient engagement and activation before we even start to get to a point where we can measure patient quality of ... life. We can try to collect the data through the clinic or digital

  • Improving medication adherence by increasing health literacy

    Include visual representations of numerical data, and avoid switching between percentages and fractions. ... When therapy adherence is improved, patients’ outcomes are improved. But also, we can reduce health care costs by creating higher awareness of

  • Infographic: HIV Market Snapshot

    treated with a STR (single tablet regimen), which has a clear impact on their quality of life. ... Therapy Watch HIV patient data is collected bi-monthly from a panel of 150 physicians across the main 5 EU markets and 100 physicians in the US.

  • Getting personal with wearable tech

    In July 2016, a prestigious US cancer centre, The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), announced their plans to evaluate wearables and other mobile technology to assess cancer patients' quality of ... And they will also be able to report

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