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Prescribers urged to double-check penicillin allergy is genuine

The importance of discussing penicillin allergies with...

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New implant treats opioid dependence for 6 months

Patients with opioid dependence can now be given a...

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'Nocebo' effect may cause two-thirds of COVID-19 vaccine reactions, study suggests

Two-thirds of adverse reactions reported with the COVID-19...

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Doctors urge NICE to reverse decision on new osteoporosis drug

More than NHS 100 clinicians have called on NICE to...

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New salmeterol/fluticasone dry powder inhaler for asthma

Seffalair Spiromax is the sixth dry powder salmeterol/fluticasone...

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Antidepressants, a guide to switching and withdrawing

Instructions for changing or stopping antidepressants.

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Hormone doses and costs of hormonal contraceptives.

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Direct-acting oral anticoagulants set for wider use under NHS deal

More than half a million more people will be able to...

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NICE recommends SGLT2 inhibitors for chronic kidney disease

Updated NICE guidance on type II diabetes recommends...

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Chloramphenicol eye drops should no longer be used...

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Established muscle relaxant offers new approach to managing back pain

Sponsored by Mibe Pharma

A muscle relaxant that has been used for decades outside the UK may provide an alternative to current treatments for low back pain, explains Dr Sunny Nayee, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust.

Sponsored by Mibe Pharma UK Ltd. UK/MYO/21/044; December 2021.

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Table: COVID-19 vaccines

Comparison of vaccines available in the UK by type, presentation, dosage, and storage.

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BTS/SIGN categorisation of inhaled corticosteroid doses for patients with asthma.

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