New clinical trial to investigate affects of CBD on Parkinson’s related psychosis

A pioneering clinical trial is set to investigate the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in people with Parkinson’s-related psychosis. Parkinson’s UK will be partnering with scientists at King’s College London in the first large-scale trial which aims to provide preliminary evidence for the safety and efficacy of CBD to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s-related psychosis, characterised by hallucinations and delusions.

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Novartis treatment achieves positive results in possible new indication

Novartis announced positive results from its Cosentyx focused PREVENT trial, advancing the drug in potential new indication for patients with axial spondyloarthritis. The phase III study met its 16-week primary endpoint of ASAS40 in patients with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), showing a considerable and clinically meaningful reduction in disease activity. Novartis has also submitted

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CPIA Report: Human Resources and Talent

Our latest CPIA report features analysis and UK and EU vacancy data in the “Human Resources and Talent” sector. Clinical Professionals Group CEO, Yvette Cleland comments: Life sciences cost per hire will continue to rise at a rate of 7% per annually, talent pools continue to constrict and 85% of jobs that will exist in

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1,500 GSK Contractors written to by HMRC in reference to “disguised employment”

IR35 rules are designed to stop tax avoidance by workers who provide services to clients via a limited company rather than as employees.  A contractor operating through a Limited company but otherwise practically operating as an employee is considered to be a “disguised employee”. HMRC stated there is evidence that contractors in the pharmaceutical industry

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