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Study finds 10% of medicines in England are overprescribed

An alarming number of people in England are being prescribed medicines unnecessarily, which could harm their health, according to a UK government review. The study, led by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England Dr Keith Ridge, estimates that 10% of items dispensed in primary care are inappropriate or could be better served with alternative treatments. …

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MHRA looks to AI to hunt for COVID-19 vaccine side effects

The UK drugs regulator has awarded a £1.5 million tender to a software company for an artificial intelligence tool that will be used to process “the expected high volume of COVID-19 vaccine adverse drug reactions (ADRs).” The tender awarded to Maidenhead, Berkshire-based GenPact UK aims to “ensure that no details from the ADRs…are missed” as …

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