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MHRA urges GPs to ensure continued INR monitoring during pandemic

MHRA urges GPs to ensure continued INR monitoring during pandemic

The MHRA advice was issued following reports of an...

New MIMS table to guide antihypertensive monitoring in primary care

New MIMS table to guide antihypertensive monitoring in primary care

Monitoring requirements for ACE inhibitors and angiotensin...

Statin prescribing 'commonly breaching NICE guidance'

Statin prescribing 'commonly breaching NICE guidance'

Prescribing of suboptimal statin regimens is 'extremely...

Stopping antihypertensives in elderly may be safe

Stopping antihypertensives in elderly may be safe

Discontinuing antihypertensive medication in older...

Quadruple therapy should be 'new therapeutic standard' for heart failure, say researchers

Quadruple therapy should be 'new therapeutic standard' for heart failure, say researchers

Treatment with a four-drug regimen incorporating newer...

'No convincing alternative' to aspirin for secondary cardiovascular prevention, meta-analysis suggests

'No convincing alternative' to aspirin for secondary cardiovascular prevention, meta-analysis suggests

In a meta-analysis of randomised trials, patients who...

GPs overestimate benefits and harms of treatments, say researchers

GPs overestimate benefits and harms of treatments, say researchers

GPs’ knowledge of the absolute benefits and harms of...

Omega-3 supplements withdrawn from secondary prevention use

Omega-3 supplements withdrawn from secondary prevention use

Omega-3 fatty acids can no longer be prescribed to...

Thiazides better than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensives, large-scale analysis suggests

Thiazides better than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensives, large-scale analysis suggests

Thiazide diuretics are more effective than ACE inhibitors...

MHRA advises on anticoagulant dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment

MHRA advises on anticoagulant dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment

Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) should...

Take antihypertensive drugs at bedtime for maximum benefit, say researchers

Take antihypertensive drugs at bedtime for maximum benefit, say researchers

Blood-pressure-lowering drugs may be more effective...

NICE backs secondary prevention drug for patients with stable cardiovascular disease

NICE backs secondary prevention drug for patients with stable cardiovascular disease

NHS prescribers have a new routine option for preventing...

Monitor high-risk statin patients for osteoporosis, say researchers

Monitor high-risk statin patients for osteoporosis, say researchers

Patients taking high-dose statins who are at increased...

High-dose statins could be made available over the counter, says NHS England

High-dose statins could be made available over the counter, says NHS England

High-dose statins could be supplied by pharmacists...

Updated NICE hypertension guidance halves threshold for prescribing antihypertensives

Updated NICE hypertension guidance halves threshold for prescribing antihypertensives

GPs should offer BP-lowering drugs to patients under...

Don't stop statins in elderly, say researchers

Don't stop statins in elderly, say researchers

Stopping statins after the age of 75 could increase...

No need to restrict dietary vitamin K intake in patients on warfarin, say researchers

No need to restrict dietary vitamin K intake in patients on warfarin, say researchers

Increasing dietary vitamin K intake may be beneficial...

Prescribers advised not to use newer anticoagulants in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome

Prescribers advised not to use newer anticoagulants in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome

Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) should not...

Half of patients on statins do not reach cholesterol goals, study shows

Half of patients on statins do not reach cholesterol goals, study shows

Half of patients prescribed statins fail to reach their...

Vitamin D and omega-3 do not prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease, major trial suggests

Vitamin D and omega-3 do not prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease, major trial suggests

Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements are effective...