Articles: 26.07 5 April 2015

ADHD drugs in pre-school children

A recent news article reported that one fifth of educational psychologists surveyed were aware of pre-school children who were being given medication for hyperactivity, contrary to NICE guidelines.
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Benefits of SMART therapy for asthma management

A combination ICS and LABA in a single inhaler can improve adherence, and data suggest it can also reduce frequency of severe exacerbations.
Benefits of SMART therapy for asthma management

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Mirvaso: first treatment for erythema in rosacea

Mirvaso is the first selective alpha2 agonist to be licensed in the UK for the management of the erythema of rosacea. Here we present the clinical data relating to its efficacy and adverse events and Dr Noreen Cowley comments on its place in therapy.
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New from NICE

Depression in children and young people: identification and management in primary, community and secondary care. NICE has updated the guidance on psychological therapies and antidepressants in its 2005 clinical guideline.
New from NICE

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Pharmacist-led reviews can help patients and practices

A pharmacist-led medicine review can be a good support service for both GPs and patients. This article describes how it can work.
Pharmacist led reviews can help patients and practices

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Putting patients in charge of the purse strings

Personal health budgets allow a patient to choose what care they need and access it in a convenient manner. But does it work?
Putting patients in charge of the purse strings

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The changing role of CCGs in general practice

Two years since CCGs were introduction in to primary care the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust look at how they have performed and outline what is needed to enable them to succeed.
The changing role of CCGs in general practice

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Treatment options for managing non-genital warts

Warts are common but often treatment is not indicated. If it is required there are many treatments available targeting different aspects of wart virus infection, but there is currently a paucity of high quality evidence to support the use of most. Here we look at …

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