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DH sets ambitious targets for winter flu programme

The Department of Health and Social Care announces that it aims to vaccinate 85 per cent of people aged 65 and over against influenza.

Pharmacy lung health services 'essential' for 95% of patients

Majority of people living with lung disease who access a community pharmacy service to help manage their condition describe it as "essential".

Lung health taskforce asks public to share data

The Taskforce for Lung Health is aiming to raise awareness of the launch of its Lung Health Data Tracker.

Asthma significantly impacts mental wellbeing, report finds

Nearly half of adults with asthma also diagnosed with a psychological condition, according to a new survey.
 

Women with COPD fare worse than men

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at greater risk of frequent and severe acute exacerbations than men.

Inhalers and antidepressants most common NUMSAS items

The number of referrals made through the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) has more than doubled in the past year.

NICE goes green on asthma inhalers

Metered dose inhalers, containing hydrofluorocarbons, have estimated carbon footprints of 500g CO2eq per dose, compared to 20g in dry powder inhalers.

New asthma treatment

The CHMP has approved dupilumab (Dupixent) as add-on maintenance treatment for some patients 12 years and older with severe asthma.

Asthma rates falling

Researchers found that 6.52 per cent of the UK population had asthma in 2016 compared with 7.22 per cent in 2006.

Vitamin D supplements help resistant TB

Vitamin D supplements accelerated clearance of multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), according to a new analysis.

Asthma patients cutting meds back due to cost

Prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned.

Prescription opioids may increase pneumonia risk

Prescription opioids may increase the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), research suggests.

Government tackles air pollution

The UK is the first major economy to adopt air quality goals based on WHO recommendations.

ACE inhibitors linked to lung cancer?

Using angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a study

Optimism for community pharmacy in Wales

The future looks bright for community pharmacy in Wales, with changes putting clinical services at the focus of interactions.

Men struggle with stress

Only one in four men feel able to talk to friends and family when they are stressed, according to a new study by the Mental Health Foundation.

Pancreatic cancer death rates rising

Pancreatic cancer death rates in the EU have increased by five per cent between 1990 and 2016, according to a new report published by UEG to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Have your say: Pharmacy technician survey from APTUK

APTUK is seeking the views of pharmacy technicians and pre-registration trainees across Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

PSNC: Pharmacists must figure in NHS workforce strategy

Give community pharmacies a greater role in relieving NHS workforce pressures, PSNC is urging

Supreme court quashes pregabalin patent claim

The NPA described the ruling as a positive outcome for pharmacists, patients and the NHS

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