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  • Hidden in plain sight: opioids and chronic pain

    “We are now in danger of an epidemic hitting the UK”. Recent words from Deputy Chief Executive, Duncan Stephenson, of the Royal Society for Public Health after the numbers of people in England using addictive prescribed medicines were revealed for the first time.

    In Other News…

    While you weren’t looking, policy makers in Washington (and in several state capitals) have taken steps that could significantly reform and recast the drug pricing system in the US.

    New priorities for the NHS will begin with bricks and mortar

    The new PM – a man in a hurry – has made his priorities for his Health and Social Care Secretary clear.

    Blazing a trail – the future of medical cannabis in global health

    The medical cannabis industry has exploded over the last few years and is now truly entering the mainstream.

    Trump doesn’t want the NHS

    While visiting London last week, President Trump made a splash by seeming to suggest the NHS was of interest to the U.S. as part of a potential post-Brexit US/UK trade agreement.

    Mandating Drug Prices in Ads May Lead to Consumer Hesitancy and Big Pharma Pushback

    In early May, the Trump administration announced that it will require pharmaceutical companies to disclose the “list price” of their prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements.

    Health Perspective: Why Language Matters

    In the Health Team, we consider language styles and how we use them as a priority. This comes down to the wide variety of stakeholders we engage with daily.

    High demand low supply: NHS workforce challenges

    With the Brexit deadline of 29th March fast approaching and almost half of the UK’s GPs planning to retire in next five years, the NHS is officially facing a workforce crisis.

    State of the Union’s drug prices

    Last night, US President Trump delivered his State of the Union message to Congress, the U.S. and the world.

    Is the NHS plan enough to ward off Downing Street’s January blues?

    Comprehensive and ambitious, the ‘NHS Long Term Plan’ provides practical solutions to the challenges an ageing population, funding pressures and growing demand will bring in coming years.

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