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NICE recommends 'innovative' treatment for type I diabetes

NICE recommends 'innovative' treatment for type I diabetes

Dapagliflozin (Forxiga) has been approved for routine...

Potentially addictive medicines 'being prescribed for years'

Potentially addictive medicines 'being prescribed for years'

Hundreds of thousands of people are receiving prescriptions...

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...

Discuss new information on HRT breast cancer risk with women at next routine appointment, MHRA advises prescribers

Discuss new information on HRT breast cancer risk with women at next routine appointment, MHRA advises prescribers

Prescribers have been advised to discuss the risk of...

New egg-free flu vaccine for 2019/20 season

New egg-free flu vaccine for 2019/20 season

MIMS flu vaccine listings have been updated to reflect...

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...

Review patients soon after starting opioids, says updated chronic pain guidance

Review patients soon after starting opioids, says updated chronic pain guidance

Revised chronic pain guidance from the Scottish Intercollegiate...

Contraceptive shortages reported by manufacturers

Contraceptive shortages reported by manufacturers

Shortages of several contraceptives, including combined,...

Last chance to register for the next Respiratory and Allergy Learning Series event

Last chance to register for the next Respiratory and Allergy Learning Series event

Join Dr Steve Holmes, who will be chairing the MIMS...

New resources launched to help GPs manage inflammatory bowel disease

New resources launched to help GPs manage inflammatory bowel disease

Two new easy-to-follow pathways have been published...

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...

New low-dose oestrogen gel for vaginal menopause symptoms

New low-dose oestrogen gel for vaginal menopause symptoms

Blissel is a topical gel containing 50 microgram/g...

Updated BTS/SIGN asthma guidance recommends quadrupling inhaled steroid dose to treat an attack

Updated BTS/SIGN asthma guidance recommends quadrupling inhaled steroid dose to treat an attack

Healthcare professionals should consider quadrupling...

HRT shortages set to continue, manufacturers confirm

HRT shortages set to continue, manufacturers confirm

Several widely prescribed brands of HRT will remain...

Further monthly injectable migraine prophylactic launched

Further monthly injectable migraine prophylactic launched

With the launch of Emgality (galcanezumab), prescribers...

Updated bowel disease treatment summaries published by MIMS

Updated bowel disease treatment summaries published by MIMS

Updated quick-reference summaries of the latest NICE...

Boys to be vaccinated against HPV from September

Boys to be vaccinated against HPV from September

The routine HPV vaccination programme is to be extended...

Compare vitamin D supplements with new MIMS table

Compare vitamin D supplements with new MIMS table

MIMS has published a new table summarising key information...

Bath emollients among further prescribing restrictions issued by NHS England

Bath emollients among further prescribing restrictions issued by NHS England

GPs should no longer routinely prescribe bath and shower...

New non-oestrogen treatment for vaginal menopause symptoms

New non-oestrogen treatment for vaginal menopause symptoms

Intrarosa (prasterone) is a new topical treatment for...