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Researchers query safety of delaying antibiotics for UTI in elderly

Researchers query safety of delaying antibiotics for UTI in elderly

Delaying or withholding antibiotics for symptoms of...

New contraceptive vaginal ring launched

New contraceptive vaginal ring launched

SyreniRing (ethinylestradiol/etonogestrel) is a contraceptive...

Trimovate available to prescribe again

Trimovate available to prescribe again

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

Antibiotics 'prescribed for too long' in 80% of respiratory infections

Antibiotics 'prescribed for too long' in 80% of respiratory infections

A 'substantial proportion' of antibiotic prescriptions...

Rise in drug shortages 'causing patient harm', say GPs

Rise in drug shortages 'causing patient harm', say GPs

One in seven GPs say their patients' health is being...

SGLT2 inhibitors: MHRA warns of Fournier's gangrene risk

SGLT2 inhibitors: MHRA warns of Fournier's gangrene risk

Cases of necrotising fasciitis of the genitalia or...

New advice for carbimazole over malformation and pancreatitis risks

New advice for carbimazole over malformation and pancreatitis risks

Reports of congenital malformations and acute pancreatitis...

MIMS launches Respiratory and Allergy Learning workshops 2019

MIMS launches Respiratory and Allergy Learning workshops 2019

Join us for the MIMS Workshops Respiratory and Allergy...

Widespread false diagnosis of COPD is exposing patients to unnecessary medication risks, study suggests

Widespread false diagnosis of COPD is exposing patients to unnecessary medication risks, study suggests

Patients are being unnecessarily exposed to the adverse...

First topical treatment for premature ejaculation now available on prescription

First topical treatment for premature ejaculation now available on prescription

Fortacin is the first topical treatment approved for...

Side-effect warning for pregabalin in neuropathic pain

Side-effect warning for pregabalin in neuropathic pain

Prescribing pregabalin for neuropathic pain significantly...

New non-hormonal menopause treatment

New non-hormonal menopause treatment

Prescribers treating postmenopausal women with vulvar...

Find alternatives to out-of-stock products with MIMS tables

Find alternatives to out-of-stock products with MIMS tables

With a recent increase in the number of drugs in short...

New injection allows weekly or monthly treatment of opioid dependence

New injection allows weekly or monthly treatment of opioid dependence

Buvidal (buprenorphine) is licensed for the treatment...

Correct vitamin D deficiency to reduce COPD exacerbations, say researchers

Correct vitamin D deficiency to reduce COPD exacerbations, say researchers

Vitamin D supplements may nearly halve the rate of...

Launch of new SGLT2 inhibitor increases choice in diabetes prescribing

Launch of new SGLT2 inhibitor increases choice in diabetes prescribing

Ertugliflozin (Steglatro) is a sodium glucose co-transporter...

New pregnancy prevention measures for retinoid products

New pregnancy prevention measures for retinoid products

Further restrictions have been announced on the use...

NHS prescribing of flu antivirals approved

NHS prescribing of flu antivirals approved

GPs can now prescribe antivirals for the treatment...

Which topics were most popular with primary care professionals on MIMS Learning this year?

Which topics were most popular with primary care professionals on MIMS Learning this year?

A top 10 listing reveals the most popular MIMS Learning...

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...