Articles: 24.22 19 November 2013

Are we overprescribing for ADHD?

A recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) drew attention to the 50 per cent increase in prescription of methylphenidate for ADHD over the preceding six years. The upward prescribing trend has also been noted in Scotland.
Are we overprescribing for ADHD

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Aspirin as safe and effective as LMWH for extended thromboprophylaxis

Aspirin is as effective as dalteparin (Fragmin) for extended thromboprophylaxis in patients who had total hip arthroplasty (THA) and had initially received 10 days of dalteparin prophylaxis postoperatively.
Aspirin as safe and effective as LMWH for extended thromboprophylaxis

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Changes in prescribing for diabetes in England, 2005–13

Steve Chaplin examines the latest statistics on the volume and cost of drugs prescribed for diabetes, with prescribing of newer agents accounting for most of the increase in spending.
Changes in prescribing for diabetes in England 2005 to 13

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Current management of actinic keratosis in primary care

The incidence of actinic keratosis is increasing and it is a risk factor for developing basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Here, the author discusses its management and the available treatment options.
Current management of actinic keratosis in primary care

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Enzalutamide: new second-line treatment for prostate cancer

Enzalutamide is a new second-line treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer. In our New products review, Steve Chaplin presents the clinical data relating to its efficacy and adverse effects, and Dr Heather Payne discusses its place in treatment.
Enzalutamide new second line treatment for prostate cancer

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Fluenz: flu vaccination for children aged two and three

Steve Chaplin, Dr Valtyr Thors and Professor Adam Finn provide an overview of the properties of the flu vaccine, now to be offered routinely to children aged two and three.
Fluenz flu vaccination for children aged two and three

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Recommended diagnosis and management of atopic eczema

The pathogenesis of atopic eczema is complex and its management requires a holistic approach. Our Drug review discusses its diagnosis, complications and the available treatment options, followed by sources of further information and an analysis of the prescription data.
Recommended diagnosis and management of atopic eczema

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