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January 2015

Meningitis C student vaccination programme extended

Meningococcal C booster vaccination is now available until March 2015 for first-year...

Flu antiviral prescribing approved by DoH

Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) can now be prescribed by GPs at...

MHRA reminds prescribers of psychiatric risks associated with isotretinoin

Patients receiving systemic isotretinoin (Roaccutane) for severe acne should be monitored for...

Updated advice on initiating ivabradine in angina

Procoralan (ivabradine) should no longer be initiated in patients with a resting...

December 2014

NICE recommends dabigatran as an option in thromboembolism

NICE has recommended that dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa) should be considered as a...

MIMS summary of JBS3 cardiovascular guideline now available

The quick-reference MIMS summary of the Joint British Societies' consensus recommendations for...

BTS/SIGN asthma guidance updated for 2014

The latest edition of the BTS/SIGN guideline on the management of asthma...

NICE rejects MS symptom-relieving treatments

NICE has rejected the NHS use of two treatments indicated to relieve...

November 2014

Alcohol dependence treatment accepted for NHS use

Nalmefene (Selincro) has been recommended by NICE as a possible treatment for...

Interferon beta: risk of thrombotic microangiopathy and nephrotic syndrome

The MHRA has reminded healthcare professionals to be vigilant for signs or...

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