NPC Archive Item: Is clopidogrel ACTIVE for atrial fibrillation?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 17th April 2009 Clopidogrel plus aspirin reduced the risk of a vascular composite end point compared with aspirin alone in people with AF who were at increased risk of […]

NPC Archive Item: Resources relating to Better Care, Better Value indicators

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 9th April 2009 The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has recently released four Better Care, Better Value Indicators (BCBV) relating to prescribing. NPC includes resources which will help […]

NPC Archive Item: The polypill – interesting DOO data, but no POOs yet

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 6th April 2009 The Indian Polycap Study (TIPS), a short term, phase II study, suggests that a combination capsule which includes five active ingredients has similar effects on cardiovascular […]

NPC Archive Item: Rosuvastatin has no CV benefits in patients undergoing haemodialysis

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 6th April 2009 The AURORA study found rosuvastatin had no cardiovascular mortality or morbidity benefits in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing haemodialysis. Action Patients with chronic kidney disease […]

NPC Archive Item: Prasugrel▼ (Efient®) in patients with STEMI

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 25th March 2009 A pre-specified subgroup analysis of the TRITON-TIMI 38 trial suggests that prasugrel ▼ may be more effective than clopidogrel in those with STEMI ACS undergoing PCI. Major […]

NPC Archive Item: FDA investigates possible safety concerns over clopidogrel

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 4th February 2009 The US Food and Drug Administration has published information about an ongoing safety review of clopidogrel. This follows reports suggesting it is less effective in some […]