Articles: 26.01-2 January 2015

A medication review in the home can be revealing

Medication non-adherence may be well documented but lacks a definitive solution. One group of pharmacists in Bradford is attempting to tackle it with home visits.
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Combination therapy to relieve storage symptoms

Vesomni, a modified-release formulation, can significantly relieve storage symptoms in men for whom monotherapy has proved insufficient.
Combination therapy to relieve storage symptoms

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Maintaining remission from ulcerative colitis

Choosing which of the various formulations of mesalazine to prescribe comes down to the most suitable mode of delivery for the individual patient.
Maintaining remission from ulcerative colitis

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Management of peripheral arterial disease in primary care

Early recognition of peripheral arterial disease, medical optimisation and appropriate referral to secondary care can all reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.
Management of peripheral arterial disease in primary care

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Maximising the benefits and minimising the harms of statins

Maximum dose statin therapy irrespective of total cholesterol is well established for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. After acute coronary syndrome (ACS) such therapy is shown to reduce all-cause mortality by an apparently impressive 22 per cent in two years.
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Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma

Reducing intraocular pressure remains the only treatment option in glaucoma, however, prompt evaluation and management can prevent blindness and a lifetime of disability. Our Drug Review outlines the key points and recent advances in diagnosis and management.
Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma

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The information age and its effects on NHS prescribing decisions

In our series on the history of prescribing policy, Professor Darrin Baines looks at the impact the introduction of computers, and the consequent ability to record prescribing trends, had on the choices GPs made.
The information age and its effects on NHS prescribing decisions

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