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Contraceptive eligibility criteria updated for 2016

Contraceptive eligibility criteria updated for 2016

The UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive...

Oestrogen/bazedoxifene: first tissue-selective oestrogen complex to treat menopausal symptoms

Oestrogen/bazedoxifene: first tissue-selective oestrogen complex to treat menopausal symptoms

Duavive (oestrogen/bazedoxifene) is the first menopause...

Dequalinium chloride: new topical treatment for bacterial vaginosis

Dequalinium chloride: new topical treatment for bacterial vaginosis

Fluomizin (dequalinium chloride) is a new option for...

GPs asked to use new valproate pregnancy risk communication materials

GPs asked to use new valproate pregnancy risk communication materials

Healthcare professionals are being sent printed communication...

Quick-reference MIMS summary of NICE menopause guidance now available

Quick-reference MIMS summary of NICE menopause guidance now available

The new NICE guideline on the diagnosis and treatment...

First contraceptive authorised for self-injection

First contraceptive authorised for self-injection

Sayana Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate) can now...

Esmya licensed for intermittent fibroid treatment

Esmya licensed for intermittent fibroid treatment

Esmya (ulipristal acetate) can now be used intermittently...

Fultium vitamin D3 capsules licensed in pregnancy
Valproate use in women restricted

Valproate use in women restricted

Valproate should not be prescribed to female patients...

NICE reviews contraception guideline

NICE reviews contraception guideline

NICE has updated its clinical guideline on the use...

HPV vaccination schedule changes from three to two doses

HPV vaccination schedule changes from three to two doses

The MIMS summary of routine childhood immunisations...

Benefits of emergency contraceptives outweigh risks, confirms EMA

Benefits of emergency contraceptives outweigh risks, confirms EMA

A European review has concluded that emergency contraceptives...

Pertussis vaccination in pregnant women extended

Pertussis vaccination in pregnant women extended

The whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant...

Gardasil two-dose schedule approved

Gardasil two-dose schedule approved

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil can...

In Depth | Jaydess: new low-dose intrauterine contraceptive

In Depth | Jaydess: new low-dose intrauterine contraceptive

Bayer has launched Jaydess, a new low-dose levonorgestrel-containing...

Yellow Card form updated to improve reports in pregnancy

Yellow Card form updated to improve reports in pregnancy

The MHRA has updated its online Yellow Card form to...

News in brief - March 2014 (updated)

News in brief - March 2014 (updated)

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant...

Kadcyla: a new option in locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

Kadcyla: a new option in locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) is indicated in HER2-positive,...

News in brief - December 2013

News in brief - December 2013

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant...

Herceptin now available for subcutaneous injection

Herceptin now available for subcutaneous injection

A subcutaneous formulation of the breast cancer treatment...

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