Prescriber is the leading UK journal for healthcare professionals focussing on prescribing and medicines management. The journal features articles on all areas of therapeutics and prescribing policy and is fully peer reviewed. The content is relevant and of interest to all prescribers and prescribing policy makers including GPs, pharmacists, nurses and hospital specialists. Access to all content is free to healthcare professionals following registration.Sign up for e-alerts and print copies

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NICE recommends anastrozole for breast cancer prevention

In updated guidance, NICE has recommended that postmenopausal women at high risk of developing breast cancer should be offered anastrozole. This is one of...Read more

Unmanageable GP workloads at a ‘critical point’

A recent survey of 1000 UK GPs by the primary care education provider Red Whale highlights that the pressures faced by unmanageable workloads is causing many...Read more

New quality standard to increase vaccination in young people

NICE has published a new quality standard (QS145) to increase the uptake of vaccines in children and young people under the age of 19 years, with a focus on...Read more

EMA warns of potential amputation risk with SGLT2 inhibitors

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has warned of a potential increased risk of toe amputations in patients taking sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2)...Read more

NICE recommends obeticholic acid for primary biliary cholangitis

In draft guidance, NICE has approved obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC, previously known as primary biliary cirrhosis) for...Read more

Featured Articles

Next generation immunology: the quest for a universal vaccine
Until recently, vaccine development involved isolating, inactivating and injecting the pathogen or part of the micro-organism. However, newer approaches such as reverse vaccinology are facilitating the synthesis of novel vaccine antigens, and may offer hope for a ‘universal vaccine’ in the future.
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The treatment of URTIs and otitis media in children
Despite the majority of infections being viral and self-limiting, children are still frequently prescribed antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and acute otitis media. This article discusses how to assess whether an antibiotic is appropriate and when referral to secondary care may be necessary.
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Legal implications of deprescribing: a case scenario
Prescribers are increasingly being encouraged to deprescribe unnecessary medication, but a potential barrier is the worry of litigation. This article presents an illustrative case scenario that examines the legal implications of deprescribing.
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