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NHS Guide to Winning Commercial Research

Gain insight into the key components to attract and secure commercial contracts

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UK dementia costs hit £26bn a year

Cancer Drugs Fund is just smoke and mirrors

Cancer services in England at 'tipping point'

Mayo Clinic, IBM partnership hopes to improve clinical trials

Reanalyses of data from RCTs can lead to different conclusions

NICE to seek greater access to clinical trial data when appraising drugs

UK regulator leads innovative EU project on the use of smartphones and social media for drug safety information

New legislation for veterinary medicines

Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) Meeting of 9-11 September 2014

Poor recording of physical health and medication could be causing dementia trials to fail

Marker found in one in six people could give higher risk of lung and other cancers

Step towards breath test for lung cancer

TGA presentations given at the 2014 ARCS Scientific Congress, 10-11 September 2014

Japanese woman is first recipient of next-generation stem cells

Fraud found by reading between the lines

Using molecular profiled human tissue to accelerate drug discovery.

EU Adaptive Licensing Program Moves Forward, With More Clarity for Sponsors

Germany tops global patient table for access to medicines

Fury at EU Commission pharma policy move

44 new HIV/AIDS products now in US R&D

SMARTTECH: Gamification is no longer child's play

Slow and steady but is it enough to win the race to achieve stratified medicine?

FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014

New drug could eliminate hepatitis C in 15 years

More new rules for trial sponsors and CROs in India

Brain Genetics Paper Retracted

Bacteria Boost Viral Vaccine Response

'Disease in a dish' aids Huntington's drug discovery

AbbVie and Biogen inch toward the FDA with once-a-month MS drug

Oxygen Bio halts work on brain injury drug over enrollment woes

Merck KGaA scraps a controversial PhIII comeback attempt for cancer vaccine

To Screen or not to Screen: Large Israeli Cancer Genetics Study Shows Limits of Family History

How Much Do We Know About Gen Z?

Wearables project aims to provide new source of data for MS trials

NCI turns to Dell for pediatric cancer research project

Apple bars health apps from using iCloud, acting as medical devices

HIV-fighting intravaginal ring research nets $20M from NIH

Blackberry to integrate medical devices in India

Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 8-11 September 2014

Parkinson's diagnostics expand as FDA clears wearable, researchers unveil smartphone app

Lawsuits claiming Merck lied about mumps vaccine efficacy headed to trial

UK, South African MRCs back GSK Africa project
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