Articles: 25.23-24 December 2014

Axial spondyloarthritis: diagnosis and management

Primary care plays a vital role in the identification and early referral of axial spondyloarthritis. Here, the authors discuss how to recognise the signs and recommend a multidisciplinary approach to management.
Axial spondyloarthritis diagnosis and management

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Biosimilars: what are they and why do we need to know?

As several widely used biological agents are due to come off patient the market for biosimilars is likely to grow. Here we analyse the implications for primary care.
Biosimilars what are they and why do we need to know

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Current care pathway for the management of psychosis

The management of psychotic disorders is a community-based collaboration between primary and secondary care. Our Drug review outlines the general care pathway and potential treatment problems, followed by an analysis of the prescription data.
Current care pathway for the management of psychosis

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Dimethyl fumarate for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Dimethyl fumarate is the third oral disease-modifying treatment for people with RRMS. Steve Chaplin presents the data relating to its efficacy and adverse events and Klaus Schmierer outlines its place in therapy.
Dimethyl fumarate for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

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End of the year review

The NHS continues to fuel debate on funding – or lack of it – and its level of waste in many areas. Fingers of blame were pointed in all directions and that was just the past year. Will the next five years bring transformation?
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Vitamin D prescribing: the issues with unlicensed products

Vitamin D is an important regulatory hormone and evidence is emerging of its beneficial role beyond bone health. With the industrialisation of the modern world, studies reveal an increasing incidence of vitamin D deficiency that in turn has been associated with co-morbidities besides fractures and …

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