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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...

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...

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...

Contraceptive shortages reported by manufacturers

Contraceptive shortages reported by manufacturers

Shortages of several contraceptives, including combined,...

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...

HRT shortages set to continue, manufacturers confirm

HRT shortages set to continue, manufacturers confirm

Several widely prescribed brands of HRT will remain...

New non-oestrogen treatment for vaginal menopause symptoms

New non-oestrogen treatment for vaginal menopause symptoms

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

Refresh your knowledge on prescribing in pregnancy with MIMS Learning

Refresh your knowledge on prescribing in pregnancy with MIMS Learning

MIMS Learning is offering a new interactive module,...

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...

New non-hormonal menopause treatment

New non-hormonal menopause treatment

Prescribers treating postmenopausal women with vulvar...

New pregnancy prevention measures for retinoid products

New pregnancy prevention measures for retinoid products

Further restrictions have been announced on the use...

New morning sickness treatment available for women in the UK

New morning sickness treatment available for women in the UK

GPs can now prescribe the combination treatment Xonvea...

Prescribe contraception confidently with new MIMS tables

Prescribe contraception confidently with new MIMS tables

Prescribers can quickly check how to start combined...

Doctors identify 50 'unnecessary' medical interventions

Doctors identify 50 'unnecessary' medical interventions

A list of 50 tests, treatments and procedures 'of questionable...

Antibiotics effective for chronic urinary symptoms even when UTI tests negative

Antibiotics effective for chronic urinary symptoms even when UTI tests negative

Antibiotics can relieve chronic lower urinary tract...

Do not start any new course of ulipristal for fibroids, MHRA advises

Do not start any new course of ulipristal for fibroids, MHRA advises

New temporary safety measures have been introduced...

Advise women to take combined contraceptive pills continuously, says family planning expert

Advise women to take combined contraceptive pills continuously, says family planning expert

The 21/7 contraceptive pill regimen is 'outdated' and...

'No evidence of patient safety risk' with controversial sterilisation device, says MHRA

'No evidence of patient safety risk' with controversial sterilisation device, says MHRA

The MHRA has advised women who have undergone hysteroscopic...

Contraceptive eligibility criteria updated for 2016

Contraceptive eligibility criteria updated for 2016

The UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive...

Oestrogen/bazedoxifene: first tissue-selective oestrogen complex to treat menopausal symptoms

Oestrogen/bazedoxifene: first tissue-selective oestrogen complex to treat menopausal symptoms

Duavive (oestrogen/bazedoxifene) is the first menopause...