Scientific overview of the drug research updates given at the International Association for CFS/ME 2016 conference, written by Cort Johnson.The drugs mentioned are rituximab, cyclophosphamide, desmopressin, low-dose naltrexone, rintatolimod (Ampligen), and some supplements. Heard through @firestormmer. Read Treating ME/CFS: The IACFS/ME Conference Overviews – Part V
It’s the start of the 2016/17 flu season and people with M.E. and carers may be eligible for the free vaccination at pharmacies and GP surgeries, so I have updated my original blog post with this year’s information.
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The antibiotics we rely on to fight infections and save lives just aren’t working as well as they used to. We can all do our bit by making a pledge to become an antibiotic guardian and make better use of antibiotics.Read More »
Only a few days ago, I wrote a blog post, Calls for NICE to change how it assesses treatments about an opinion piece in the Pharmaceutical Journal written by the CEO of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), calling for NICE to speed up the way it assesses cancer drugs, along with medicines for rare diseases.Read More »
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is calling for NICE to reform the way it assesses treatments for its guidelines, echoing the views I’ve read on social media from health professionals, academics and frustrated patients with long-term conditions such as M.E., fibromyalgia and vitamin B12 deficiency, amongst many others.Read More »
Today sees the launch of the online public engagement part of a review to find ways of speeding up access to innovative new drugs, devices and diagnostics for patients in the UK. The patient champion for the review urges patients and patient representatives to get involved.
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There are two routes from discovery to licensing, depending on whether the drug is a completely new one (de novo pathway) or whether it is an existing drug discovered to be an effective treatment of a different symptom or condition (repositioning pathway).
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My post asking you to let me know how your pharmacy has helped you is also generating some great tips from people with M.E. on remembering to take your medication, so I’ve started this post to collect your suggestions.Read More »