Articles: 25.09 5 May 2014

Achieving better outcomes through adherence services

Our series on adherence with prescribed medications considers how it can be improved and the cost of wasted medicines reduced. Here, the author discusses how better outcomes can be achieved through adherence support services.
Achieving better outcomes through adherence services

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Cow’s milk allergy in infants: diagnosis and management

Allergic reaction to proteins in cow’s milk is common in infants and may be as high as 1 in 20. Here, the author discusses diagnosis, the distinction between IgE- and non- IgE-mediated reactions, and recommended management.
Cows milk allergy in infants diagnosis and management

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Levonorgestrel is ineffective as emergency contraception in obese women

Emergency contraception with levonorgestrel has poor efficacy for overweight and obese women. The limit of efficacy compared with no emergency contraception was a body mass index (BMI) of 26kg per m2 or a total body weight of 70kg. In these women ulipristal (EllaOne) is more …

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NICE CG178 on psychosis – an evidence-based guideline?

NICE is renowned for producing impartial and evidence-based clinical guidelines, with a rigorous development process leading to reliable and cost-effective recommendations. NICE recommendations can have far reaching implications on policy at regional and national levels. Despite this, NICE has been associated with controversy, eg the …

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Recommended management and recent advances in allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is a common and undertreated condition and is often a precursor to asthma in children. Our Drug review discusses diagnosis, recommended management and recent advances in treatment, followed by sources of further information and an analysis of the prescription data.
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Uptake of NICE-appraised medicines across the NHS

Steve Chaplin discusses the findings of the Health and Social Care Information Centre statistical report into the use of NICE-appraised medicines in England.
Uptake of NICE appraised medicines across the NHS

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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
Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults

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