Articles: 25.11 5 June 2014

CHM guidance on switching between AED formulations

Steve Chaplin discusses guidance from the Commission on Human Medicines on switching formulations of antiepileptic drugs.
CHM guidance on switching between AED formulations

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Current recommended management of common STIs in primary care

Without effective treatment sexually transmitted infections can lead to serious complications. Our Drug review describes the current treatment options for the most commonly encountered STIs in general practice, followed by sources of further information.
Current recommended management of common STIs in primary care

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Hepatitis C: a rare opportunity to eliminate an infectious disease

Exactly 25 years ago two articles in Science announced the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. It had been known since the 1970s that a pathogen was causing post-transfusion hepatitis but it took years to pin it down as a virus from the Flaviviridae family.
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Patients with AF taking aspirin with anticoagulant at increased bleeding risk without clear benefit

Many patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are receiving aspirin (A) in addition to an oral anticoagulant (OAC), despite the fact that 40 per cent of the patients in this study had no indication for aspirin (eg no known atherosclerotic disease). Concomitant use of aspirin increased …

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Properties and use of novel oral anticoagulants

Steve Chaplin and Dr Washik Parkar provide an overview of the properties of novel oral anticoagulants and how they compare in stroke prevention in AF.
Properties and use of novel oral anticoagulants

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Tamiflu, clinical trials and the Public Accounts Committee

Steve Chaplin discusses the problem of getting access to data from unpublished trials, as highlighted in a report on the stockpiling of Tamiflu.
Tamiflu clinical trials and the Public Accounts Committee

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Latest reviews from Cochrane

In this section we present an abstract of a review relevant to prescribing in general practice from the latest issue of The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. To view the article in full or for further information, visit www.thecochranelibrary.com
Topical anti inflammatory agents for seborrhoeic derm­atitis …

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