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Knell tolls for Hunt and homeopathy

Replacing scientifically verified vaccinations and treatments for 'bonkers' homeopathic medicine is dangerous. But not as dangerous as the health secretary who champions such treatments, writes Abigail James

Healthcare's male bias hurts women

Healthcare trials are still guilty of exhibiting gender inequaility and need to adapt to address the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women writes Abigail James.

Pharmacists' role in community health

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting community pharmacists at a seminar. It was a delight to hear about initiatives which are having a real impact on the health of individuals and communities.

Addressing antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics are one of the most relied on tools in modern healthcare. Without the protection they confer, a host of commonplace infections could not be treated and procedures would not be able to take place.

We must remain vigilant on meningitis

Receiving a 'positive opinion' from the Committee for Medical Products for Bexsero, a new vaccine to protect against meningococcal group B disease (MenB), is probably the most significant step forward in the fight against meningitis in a decade.

Let us build on our immunisation success

This month marks 20 years since, as health secretary, I signed off the introduction of a vaccination programme in the UK against invasive Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib). The anniversary allows us to reflect on the success of childhood immunisation pro

Regulation is needed for off-label drugs

The GMC is currently revising its guidelines, in part to enable health professionals to prescribe off-label or unlicensed medicines on the basis of cost. While the council is thought to have stepped back from its original proposal to abandon the need to i

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