'World first' patch delivers ibuprofen through the skin

BRITISH university researchers have helped devise a “breakthrough” pain-killing patch that delivers effective doses of ibuprofen directly through the skin.

The transparent adhesive patch, developed by the University of Warwick and Coventry-based spin-out company Medherant, could pave the way for other “long-acting” treatments for back pain and arthritis.

Billed as a world first, the patch delivers a prolonged