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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EC grants marketing authorisation for tenofovir alafenamide for chronic hepatitis B infection

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation within the EU for tenofovir alafenamide (Vemlidy) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus...Read more

NICE recommends everolimus for advanced renal cell carcinoma

In a final appraisal determination, NICE has recommended everolimus (Afinitor) for routine NHS use in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma that has...Read more

Study shows large variability in efficacy of new cancer drugs

A study published in JAMA Oncology has shown that the benefits of newer cancer drugs vary widely, both across and within therapeutic indications. The...Read more

More funding for clinical pharmacists working in GP surgeries

NHS England is providing more funding to increase the number of clinical pharmacists working in GP surgeries. Their responsibility will be to provide...Read more

Clarity required on ‘excessive pricing’ by pharmaceutical companies

In the wake of recent fines against pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Flynn Pharma and Actavis UK, leading health economists at the University of East Anglia...Read more

Featured Articles

Management of panic disorder in primary care
Panic disorder is a common presentation in primary care and in recent years, evidence supporting the use of many drug treatments and psychotherapies has emerged. This article discusses the diagnosis, clinical assessment and treatment of panic disorder.
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Detection and recommended treatment of head lice
Head lice infestations are very common in school-age children and can be difficult to eradicate. This article discusses how to detect head lice, and considers the treatments options available and their efficacy, including physical removal of lice (wet combing), physical insecticides and chemical insecticides.
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Prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of visual loss in older people and GPs play a critical role in identification and timely referral. This article discusses the features of AMD, preventing progression, treatment options, and the GP’s role in management.
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