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MHRA advises prescribers to consider carefully the benefits and neuropsychiatric risks of montelukast

MHRA advises prescribers to consider carefully the benefits and neuropsychiatric risks of montelukast

Prescribers should be alert for possible neuropsychiatric...

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...

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 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...

Two new steroid inhalers launched

Two new steroid inhalers launched

A new beclometasone metered-dose inhaler and a new...

Quick-reference MIMS COPD prescribing resources updated

Quick-reference MIMS COPD prescribing resources updated

Concise MIMS resources on COPD management and antibiotic...

Compare COPD inhalers and insulin pens with new MIMS tables

Compare COPD inhalers and insulin pens with new MIMS tables

Quick-reference comparison charts for COPD combination...

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...

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...

New MIMS table helps prescribers choose asthma inhalers

New MIMS table helps prescribers choose asthma inhalers

Prescribers can now turn to a handy MIMS comparison...

New salmeterol/fluticasone breath-actuated inhaler for asthma and COPD

New salmeterol/fluticasone breath-actuated inhaler for asthma and COPD

Fusacomb Easyhaler (salmeterol/fluticasone) is a new...

Are you up to date with the latest inhalers?

Are you up to date with the latest inhalers?

View images and key features of inhalers and other...

Fluticasone/formoterol asthma combination available in new device

Fluticasone/formoterol asthma combination available in new device

Flutiform K-haler (fluticasone/formoterol) is a new...

New corticosteroid MDI option for asthma patients

New corticosteroid MDI option for asthma patients

Kelhale is a new metered-dose beclometasone inhaler...

New salmeterol/fluticasone inhaler for adult and childhood asthma

New salmeterol/fluticasone inhaler for adult and childhood asthma

The new pressurised metered-dose inhaler (MDI) Combisal...

Pressurised metered dose inhalers: MHRA warns of cap inhalation risk

Pressurised metered dose inhalers: MHRA warns of cap inhalation risk

Reports of inhaler mouthpiece covers being accidentally...

One week of steroids 'as effective as two weeks' for severe COPD

One week of steroids 'as effective as two weeks' for severe COPD

A shorter course of steroids lasting 3 to 7 days appears...

Long-acting anticholinergic licensed for childhood asthma

Long-acting anticholinergic licensed for childhood asthma

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