Big Pharma Teamed up For Better Drug Side Effect Detection

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An international group of some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies gathered to improve the detection of drug side effects. The drug safety research group (DSRU) has established an international group consisting of pharmaceutical giants such as Pfizer, Roche, BMS, Takeda, Lilly, Gilead, Alexion and Celgene to explore the best ways to detect side effects from licensed drugs.

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Increasing Cost of Prescriptions

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The government has announced another increase in the cost of prescriptions for the public health service in England, from £ 8.80 to £ 9 as of 1 April this year. The cost will increase by 20 pence for each prescribed medicine, and the cost of wigs and fabric supports will also be increased in accordance with inflation.

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