Archive for the 'medicines' Category

Teenager uses Human Rights Act to sue health authority over vital growth drugs – The Guardian

“A 15-year-old boy who suffers from a rare medical condition that means he cannot eat protein is to make legal history by becoming the first child to sue his local health authority under the Human Rights Act.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Herbal medicine to be regulated, says Andrew Lansley – Daily Telegraph

“The EU directive, due to take full effect in April, makes it illegal for practitioners to supply unlicensed herbal medicines. But Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said in a written ministerial statement that they would be allowed to continue if they registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Epilim compensation case joins a dismal roll call – The Guardian

“A case by 100 families against a drug company collapsed when legal aid dried up. As the cuts bite, expect more such failures.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

End to epilepsy drug action delayed – The Independent

“A move to discontinue legal action brought by families who blame an epilepsy drug for causing defects in their children suffered a delay today (28 January).”

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The Independent, 28th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal aid cuts ‘deprive drug claimants of day in court’ – BBC News

“Legal aid cuts will make it impossible to challenge pharmaceutical companies in the courts, the BBC has been told.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Herbal remedies face licence rule – BBC News

“Hundreds of traditional and imported remedies on the shelves of health food shops and herbalists are set to be banned under new licensing rules.”

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BBC News, 15th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Death row drug faces restrictions from UK – BBC News

“Business Secretary Vince Cable has restricted the export of a drug used to execute prisoners in the United States.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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