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EU Tobacco Products Directive: 10 reasons why it’s good news for public health

Science Blog April 14, 2014

In a guest post, Linda McAvan MEP outlines what the EU Tobacco Products Directive is and what it means for public health.

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Chantler review supports standard tobacco packs – but what next?

Science Blog April 3, 2014

Following an independent review by Sir Cyril Chantler, standardised tobacco packaging could be introduced by the next general election.

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A big step towards cutting red tape for research

Science Blog April 2, 2014

A new £4.5 million Government funding boost will improve the way research is approved in the NHS. But what does it mean for patients?

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Scheme for early access to drugs is a step in the right direction

Science Blog March 14, 2014

The Early Access to Medicines scheme launching in April is great news for cancer patients, but what more could be done?

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Public consultation on the Medical Innovation Bill

Science Blog March 11, 2014

The Medical Innovation Bill proposes new legislation on innovation in bringing forward new medical treatments. We’re responding to the public consultation.

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New EU rules bring us one step closer to a tobacco free Europe

Science Blog February 27, 2014

A landmark vote by the European Parliament in Strasbourg made public health history this week.

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Commons’ sense prevails for public health

Science Blog February 11, 2014

MPs in the House of Commons have overwhelmingly agreed that they want to see standardised packaging for tobacco products in the UK. What happens next?

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