VRlL5w - UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage General 

UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage

UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage UK health officials are putting a temporary limit on who can have a hepatitis B vaccination because stocks are running low. The move is in response to the wider, global shortage of the jab caused by manufacturing issues. UK travellers are being told they may not be able to get it before they leave Britain for higher-risk countries. Babies and high-risk groups will be prioritised under the measures that are expected to continue into 2018. A spokeswoman for Public Health England said:…

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bW4kEs - PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug General 

PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug. The child, “S”, has a rare condition that means too much protein could cause permanent brain injury. He also has autism, which affects his ability to comply with dietary restrictions. A judge quashed the funding decision and remitted it for reconsideration. The parents of the boy, who has phenylketonuria or PKU, want…

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