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An influential committee of MPs has backed the medical profession's call for minimum pricing of alcohol, and better treatment of alcohol addiction.
08 January 2010
Our roundup of news headlines on Friday 8 January.
GPs have been advised to avoid the short-acting bronchodilator ipratropium for patients with COPD after a new study found it sharply elevated the risk of a cardiovascular event.
07 January 2010
Nurses and pharmacists can now prescribe drugs outside their licensed indications and even unlicensed medications after new legislation came into force this month.
Attempts to tackle the rise in chlamydia infections in young people are being met with ‘ignorance and indifference’ amongst the under-25s, according to the Department of Health.
Our roundup of news headlines on Thursday 7 January.
Patients at GP practices across Wales could be able to access their medical records and book appointments through a single NHS website by as soon as the end of this year, it was announced this week.
NHS Employers and the GPC have reached agreement over how GPs should be paid to continue providing extended hours and a host of enhanced clinical services for 2010/11.
Conservative plans to divert ring-fenced public health funds to deprived areas must be driven by hard evidence, and not just because they are 'politically tasty', the chair of the RCGP has warned.
06 January 2010
Smoking cessation dramatically increases the risk of developing diabetes in the first three years after quitting, a US study has found.