Licence Changes & Product Updates

First oral hypoglycaemic licensed for add-on therapy in type I diabetes

First oral hypoglycaemic licensed for add-on therapy in type I diabetes

The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin (Forxiga) can now...

Trimovate available to prescribe again

Trimovate available to prescribe again

GPs can prescribe the steroid/antibiotic cream Trimovate...

Teething products containing lidocaine to become 'P' medicines

Teething products containing lidocaine to become 'P' medicines

All oral lidocaine-containing preparations indicated...

Long-acting anticholinergic licensed for childhood asthma

Long-acting anticholinergic licensed for childhood asthma

Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) is now licensed for use...

Capsule inhalation warning for tiotropium inhaler

Capsule inhalation warning for tiotropium inhaler

Train patients prescribed Braltus (tiotropium) in the...

PCSK9 inhibitor licensed for risk reduction in established cardiovascular disease

PCSK9 inhibitor licensed for risk reduction in established cardiovascular disease

Repatha (evolocumab) can now be prescribed to reduce...

Diabetes test strips recalled

Diabetes test strips recalled

Patients with diabetes who use the Accu-Chek Aviva...

Valproate banned in women not on Pregnancy Prevention Programme

Valproate banned in women not on Pregnancy Prevention Programme

Valproate can no longer be used in women or girls of...

MS treatment to be withdrawn over safety concerns

MS treatment to be withdrawn over safety concerns

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended...

Sildenafil to be available over the counter

Sildenafil to be available over the counter

Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) will be able to...