This drug review looks at the key issues in diagnosing epilepsy, initiating drug therapy and empowering patients to take an active role in their disease management. It also focusses on patient groups that require special consideration such as women of childbearing age, pregnant women and …
Articles: 26.03 5 February 2015
Widespread criticism followed the announcement in October 2014 of an NHS England scheme to increase dementia diagnosis by paying general practices £55 for each patient added to their dementia register over the next six months.
Encouraging early diagnosis of dementia is a good thing
A recent study shows that further reducing LDL-cholesterol achieves a greater reduction in cardiovascular events and that treatment with a non-statin drug can reduce events.
High-risk patients benefit from lowering of LDL-cholesterol
There is a wide range of inhaler devices to choose from for asthma. This drug review highlights their advantages and disadvantages as well as the importance of inhaler technique.
Inhaled drug therapy for the management of asthma
The latest NICE guidance on long-acting reversible contraception says women should be offered a choice. The new Jaydess IUD is a welcome addition to the range.
New smaller IUD increases the choice for women