News for Pharmaceuticals
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
AstraZeneca moves to buy respiratory drug specialist Pearl
Pearl Therapeutics is set to be acquired by drugs giant AstraZeneca for around $1.15 billion.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
AstraZeneca moves to acquire heart drug specialist
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has moved to acquire cardiovascular drug specialists Omthera Pharmaceuticals, in a deal valued at £294 million.
Monday, April 29, 2013
AstraZeneca meets with union leaders regarding R&D move
Union leaders are set to meet with major pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, regarding the movement of a large R&D site.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
arvato secures HR contract with East Cheshire NHS Trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust has awarded the running of its HR service to arvato, the contract will see arvato manage and operate the Trust’s HR service provider known as Cheshire HR Service.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Promotion of competition within NHS procurement hit by criticism against privatisation
New legislation introduced by the government designed to promote competition within NHS procurement has been criticised for promoting privatisation within the service.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Department of Health and the Chartered Institute for IT release advice on health record security
The Department of Health (DoH) and the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) have joined together to provide guidance on ensuring the security of digital health records.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Northern Ireland increase private healthcare usage
Northern Ireland’s department of health has spent around £130 million over the last three years in order to decrease patient waiting times and meet government targets.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Boots plan to initiate contactless payments throughout the nation
After a pilot in large stores, Boots are planning to move forward with a program with Visa Europe and Streamline to roll out contactless payments throughout the UK.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Committee calls for a ‘substantial shake-up’ of governance at DWP.
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has faced criticism from the Committee of Public Accounts, regarding the department’s management of its medical assessment contract with outsourcing firm Atos.