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July 2014

Pertussis vaccination in pregnant women extended

The whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women should continue for a...

Update to meningitis C vaccine schedule

A time-limited meningitis C catch-up vaccination programme for new starters at universities...

Antihypertensive combination use warning

The MHRA has warned healthcare professionals about the risk of hyperkalaemia, hypotension...

June 2014

New vaccines for immunisation schedule: Boostrix-IPV and Infanrix-IPV+Hib

From 1st July 2014, Boostrix-IPV replaces Repevax for immunisation of pregnant women...

Canagliflozin approved by NICE for diabetes

NICE has approved canagliflozin (Invokana) for use in dual and triple therapy...

MHRA advises on correct procedures for the use of adrenaline auto-injectors

The MHRA has issued advice for patients and healthcare professionals regarding the...

Tramadol reclassified as a controlled drug

The Home Office has updated the legal classification of tramadol, lisdexamfetamine, zopiclone...

Prescribers reminded about risks of voriconazole

The latest edition of the MHRA's Drug Safety Update highlights the risk...

MHRA limits use of domperidone

The MHRA has issued new advice for domperidone which states that it...

May 2014

NICE approves alemtuzumab for multiple sclerosis

Genzyme's immunosuppressant alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) has been given the green light for use...

Travel destinations requiring meningitis vaccination updated

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated the list of countries included...

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