Tag Archives: Off-Licence Drugs

Repurposing of Existing Drugs to Prevent Dementia? (BBC News / Science Advances /Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary A number of drugs, already approved as safe for the treatment of other conditions, and which could help protect against Alzheimer’s Disease, are said to have been detected and short-listed for further investigation. Full Text Link Reference Alzheimer’s preventative … Continue reading

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Innovation Via Untested Medicines / Repurposing of Approved Drugs? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary The law may soon be changed in England and Wales to allow untested medicines to be used under certain conditions. People dying from cancer might one day be allowed to be treated voluntarily with unlicensed drugs, under the Medical … Continue reading

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Early Access to Medicines Scheme (BBC News)

Summary The “Early Access to Medicines” scheme will enable limited numbers of promising medicines to be fast-tracked to offer some hope for patients in England with illnesses for which there are no other treatment options. The Medicines and Healthcare Products … Continue reading

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