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Prescribing Update 25th October 2020
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Consider bisphosphonates to combat osteoporosis risk in asthma patients taking steroids, say researchers Consider bisphosphonates to combat osteoporosis risk in asthma patients taking steroids, say researchers
21 October 2020, 11:39am
New research has linked oral and inhaled steroids to a heightened risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in patients with asthma.
 
Medicines shortages increase as prescribing costs rise £158 million Medicines shortages increase as prescribing costs rise £158 million
19 October 2020, 3:24pm
Increasing medicines shortages have added more than £150m to prescribing costs in the past year, new figures show.
 
MHRA urges GPs to ensure continued INR monitoring during pandemic MHRA urges GPs to ensure continued INR monitoring during pandemic
13 October 2020, 11:06am
The MHRA advice was issued following reports of an apparent increase in the number of patients taking warfarin found to have elevated INR values during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 
Recently updated on MIMS
 
Live updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK
23 October 2020, 8:00am
Use our timeline to follow the latest coronavirus developments relevant to primary care.
 
Table: Contraceptives
19 October 2020, 9:14am
Hormone doses and costs of hormonal contraceptives.
 
Table: Vitamin D3 Supplements
15 October 2020, 10:34am
Formulations and indications of colecalciferol preparations.
 
Table: Ophthalmic Preparations, Preservatives and Potential Sensitisers as Ingredients
8 October 2020, 10:39am
Potential sensitising agents in eye drops and ointments.
 
Table: Oral Iron Supplements for Iron-Deficiency States
8 October 2020, 10:05am
Formulations, strengths, doses and costs of iron supplements.
 
Drug shortages tracker
 
Drug shortages - live tracker Drug shortages - live tracker
23 October 2020, 8:21am
Use our constantly updated shortages tracker to check on drugs in short supply. Latest addition: Nalcrom.
 
New products in MIMS
 
> Ambelina (ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel) | CONTRACEPTION
> Zirabev (bevacizumab) | CANCER
 
All new products 2020 »
 
 
Featured MIMS resource
 
Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive (DVLA Guidance) Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive (DVLA Guidance)
31 August 2018, 3:12pm
Key advice from DVLA on fitness to drive.
 
MIMS digital events
 
MIMS Learning Live Digital MIMS Learning Live Digital
15 September 2020, 11:44am
Sign up now for MIMS Learning Live Digital between 9-13 November, a series of free clinical webinars featuring live Q&A. Topics include improving diagnosis of cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Medeconomics Live - Growing your practice in a new era of primary care Medeconomics Live - Growing your practice in a new era of primary care
15 September 2020, 11:42am
Join us for this highly focused event on 23rd October to help you develop your practice, boost income, ease workload and improve patient care in the 2020s.
 
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GP practices advised to order extra flu jabs from government reserve GP practices advised to order extra flu jabs from government reserve
12 October 2020, 10:22am
 
 
Improved safety measures needed when prescribing renin-angiotensin inhibitors in younger women, say researchers Improved safety measures needed when prescribing renin-angiotensin inhibitors in younger women, say researchers
7 October 2020, 12:19pm
 
 
Lower HRT prescribing in deprived areas 'suggests large unmet need for menopause care' Lower HRT prescribing in deprived areas 'suggests large unmet need for menopause care'
1 October 2020, 3:25pm
 
 
 
 

 
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