Articles: 26.03 5 February 2015

Advances in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults

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 …

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Encouraging early diagnosis of dementia is a good thing

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

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High-risk patients benefit from lowering of LDL-cholesterol

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

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Inhaled drug therapy for the management of asthma

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

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New, smaller IUD increases the choice for women

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

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NHS Alliance: the evolution of primary care

Our report looks at the highlights from the annual NHS Alliance conference, which focused on pharmacist integration and GP work burden.
NHS Alliance the evolution of primary care

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