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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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Multivitamins unnecessary for most pregnant women

Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements is unnecessary for the majority of healthy pregnant women, who are vulnerable to marketing schemes concerning the...Read more

Green light for first duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

A drug that has the potential to "change the course" of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has now been recommended by NICE.In final guidance ataluren...Read more

Drug interaction causes death

Prescribers are advised to take an adequate medical history of patients before prescribing citalopram, after a man died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage...Read more

Prostate cancer patients believe more people die from active surveillance

A new study reveals patients with localised prostate cancer strongly overestimate the benefits of radical prostatectomy (RP), and perceive active surveillance...Read more

Many learning disability services thorough in care and prescribing

Concern over the level of prescribing in people with learning disabilities is not warranted, says Chief Pharmacist Carol Paton at the Royal College of...Read more

Featured Articles

Immune checkpoint inhibitors: a new class of anticancer drug
Over the past five years, three anticancer drugs (ipilimumab, pembrolizumab and nivolumab) belonging to a new class known as immune checkpoint inhibitors have become available, which are already having an impact on survival in patients with metastatic melanoma…
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Management of female-pattern hair loss
Female-pattern hair loss is a common and distressing condition that can lead to a progressive and irreversible decline in scalp hair density if left untreated. This article discusses the causes, characteristics and management of hair loss in women.
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Topical antibacterial and antiviral agents: prescribing and resistance
This article describes the current prescribing patterns for topical antibacterial and antiviral preparations in primary care and the factors to consider when choosing a treatment, including the evidence for antimicrobial resistance.
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