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28 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How new funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help ground-breaking research into medication during pregnancy

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Faye Marks looks at new research which is aiming to make medicines safe for pregnant women, which has just received a sizeable grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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24 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issues reminder of the risk of potentially fatal cardiac events associated with cancer drug carfilzomib

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Faye Marks takes a look at the recent reminder from the MHRA of the potentially fatal risks of carfilzomib.

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14 October 2019 1 Comment Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

New measures recommended to avoid potentially fatal overdoses of commonly prescribed rheumatoid arthritis drug

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In August 2019 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended new measures to prevent serious and potentially fatal errors with the dosing of methotrexate, a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. Methotrexate is an effective medicine for these conditions, however it can also be highly toxic.

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18 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Patients dependent on prescription medication need more support, finds government review

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Public Health England (PHE) has recently published the first-ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five commonly prescribed medicines in England. Faye Marks from our Medical Negligence team has taken a look.

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17 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Time to speak up for patient safety – is enough being done?

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For World Patient Safety Day, Faye Marks from our Medical Negligence team takes a look at what needs to be done to improve things for those who undergo medical care in the UK.

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