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Media Centre

Welcome to the Media Centre

This section provides details of new items added to the site as well as a full archive of our press releases and statements. 

The opening hours for the Press Office are Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00.

The Press Office
5th Floor
151 Buckingham Palace Road

Main telephone: 020 3080 7651
Out of hours: 07770 446 189

For urgent calls outside these press office hours please contact the duty press officer on : 07770 446 189.

We now have a Twitter channel for press releases and news statements, giving you another way to find out the latest news from the MHRA in real time. 

Press enquiries should be made through the Press Office.

Latest news and press releases

26 Aug 2014 | Press release:150th Anniversary Edition of the British Pharmacopoeia published

The 150th Anniversary Edition of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) has been published today. The BP is the authoritative collection of medicinal standards used and referenced in over 100 countries. With the first edition of the BP published in 1864 and the origins of the BP extending back to 1618 the publication of the 150th Anniversary Edition represents a milestone in the history and development of quality standards for pharmaceuticals.

22 Aug 2014 | Use of alteplase for ischaemic stroke

MHRA's response to media interest concerning the use of alteplase for ischaemic stroke.

21 Aug 2014 | Chair appointment to the Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products

Professor Angus Mackay has been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products (ABRHP), with effect from 4 August 2014.

15 Aug 2014 | Press release: London man sentenced to 16 weeks for repeatedly selling dangerous super-strength ‘herbal’ erection drug

A 58-year-old man has today been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison at Wood Green Crown Court for the sale and supply of a potent, unlicensed erection dysfunction medicine containing four times the maximum dose of tadalafil, the active ingredient in the prescription-only medicine Cialis.

15 Aug 2014 | CPRD data used for health research about obesity and cancer

Using data from GP records in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), health researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted the largest study of its kind into the link between obesity and cancer.

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Photo and image library

This section provides downloadable MHRA-related images suitable for print output, including images of our Executive Board.
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What's new

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This section lists details of new information added to the MHRA website.

Press releases

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This section of the site includes press releases and statements issued by the MHRA.

Press Office contacts

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This section gives phone numbers and email addresses for all the MHRA press contacts.
Page last modified: 14 July 2014