Prescriber is the leading UK journal for healthcare professionals focussing on prescribing and medicines management. The journal features articles on all areas of therapeutics and prescribing policy and is fully peer reviewed. The content is relevant and of interest to all prescribers and prescribing policy makers including GPs, pharmacists, nurses and hospital specialists. Access to all content is free to healthcare professionals following registration.Sign up for e-alerts and print copies

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Two new antimicrobial prescribing guidelines published

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EMA recommends a marketing authorisation for new antibiotic cefiderocol

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Featured Articles

Classification and choice of antiarrhythmic therapies
Anti-arrhythmic medications are categorised according to where they act on the cardiac action potential, and choice of treatment should take into account the type of arrhythmia being managed, patient co-morbidities and adverse effects. This article discusses the classification of antiarrhythmic therapies, their mechanisms of action, indications and side-effect profiles, with a focus on the most common type of sustained arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.
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Assessment and treatment of resistant hypertension
Hypertension can be poorly controlled for a number of reasons, including factors such as lack of adherence and suboptimal treatment, as well as true drug resistance. This article gives advice on the management of resistant hypertension, and provides tips for GPs and other prescribers on steps that can be taken before referring patients to secondary care.
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Deprescribing in chronic disease: perspectives of nurse prescribers
Nurse prescribers are having an increasingly important role in medication review and deprescribing within general practice. Here, the author describes her small study in which nurse prescribers were interviewed to explore their views on deprescribing in the context of chronic disease management.
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