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New route for UK medicines approval, rapid Covid-19 RNA tests and a peanut allergy vaccine candidate – This Week’s Friday Five

NICE collaboration creates new route for medicines approval A collaboration between the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), NHS England and NHS Improvement and equivalent organisation in Scotland has created a new route for medicine approval within the UK. The new Innovative Licencing…

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Hoarding of Covid-19 vaccine, NHS long waits and ‘significant’ allergic reactions to Pfizer/BioNTech jab – this week’s Friday Five

Are rich countries hoarding Covid-19 vaccine from the world’s poor? Most of the world’s poor will go without a coronavirus vaccine because rich countries are hoarding enough doses to immunise their populations three times over, an international watchdog has said. In the developed world, nations representing only 14% of the world’s population have already bought…