MIMS news

Further drug shortages prompt advice to consider unlicensed alternatives

Further drug shortages prompt advice to consider unlicensed alternatives

Prescribers are being advised to prioritise supplies...

Vaping still safer than smoking, say health bosses after report of severe lung injury

Vaping still safer than smoking, say health bosses after report of severe lung injury

In a case reported in the Archives of Disease in...

Free online vestibular rehabilitation tool 'highly effective' for vertigo symptoms

Free online vestibular rehabilitation tool 'highly effective' for vertigo symptoms

GPs should consider online vestibular rehabilitation...

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...

GPs hailed for reducing antibiotic use as threat of resistant infections grows

GPs hailed for reducing antibiotic use as threat of resistant infections grows

Antibiotic prescribing by GPs declined by 17% between...

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...

Serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg capsules revoked

Serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg capsules revoked

The Government has withdrawn one of the three serious...

MHRA reminds prescribers of latest advice regarding adrenaline auto-injectors

MHRA reminds prescribers of latest advice regarding adrenaline auto-injectors

In an effort to support safe use of adrenaline auto-injectors...

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...

Ranitidine in short supply after contamination fears prompt precautionary recall

Ranitidine in short supply after contamination fears prompt precautionary recall

GPs have reported shortages of ranitidine following...

Excessive steroid dosing highlighted in inflammatory bowel disease

Excessive steroid dosing highlighted in inflammatory bowel disease

Some patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis...

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...

HRT and antidepressant shortages prompt export ban and pharmacist scrip-switching

HRT and antidepressant shortages prompt export ban and pharmacist scrip-switching

The government has banned exports of HRT products and...

New cellulitis treatment guidance published

New cellulitis treatment guidance published

A 5-day course of flucloxacillin may be sufficient...

Dry eye products summarised in new MIMS table

Dry eye products summarised in new MIMS table

More than 80 treatment options for dry eye are summarised...

Low-dose oestrogen pessary for vaginal menopause symptoms

Low-dose oestrogen pessary for vaginal menopause symptoms

Imvaggis (estriol) is a new treatment for vaginal symptoms...

New antibiotic prescribing guidance issued for pneumonia

New antibiotic prescribing guidance issued for pneumonia

NICE has published antimicrobial prescribing guidelines...

MIMS summary of NICE COPD guidance updated

MIMS summary of NICE COPD guidance updated

Prescribers can now consult the quick-reference MIMS...

Soft-mist inhaler now available as reusable device

Soft-mist inhaler now available as reusable device

Respimat is now available as a reusable inhaler that...