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September 2014

Schools given permission to keep emergency salbutamol inhalers

From October 1st, primary and secondary schools in England may obtain salbutamol...

Flu vaccines updated for 2014/15 season

The influenza vaccine listings in MIMS have been updated for the 2014/15...

MIMS travel tables updated with new rabies and hepatitis B recommendations

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has revised the list...

New MIMS iron supplements table

MIMS now includes a quick-reference table of oral iron supplements and the...

HPV vaccination schedule changes from three to two doses

The MIMS summary of routine childhood immunisations has been updated to reflect...

August 2014

Further oral MS treatment approved by NICE

NICE has accepted dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) for NHS use in certain patients...

NICE advises increased statin use

In its updated guideline on lipid modification for the prevention of cardiovascular...

NICE overhauls CKD guideline

NICE has updated its clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of...

Benefits of emergency contraceptives outweigh risks, confirms EMA

A European review has concluded that emergency contraceptives remain suitable for all...

Blood drug levels to be set in new driving offence

A new offence of driving with certain controlled drugs above specified levels...

July 2014

NICE approves lubiprostone for chronic constipation and revises prasugrel guidance

NICE has approved lubiprostone for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and...

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...

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