NPC Archive Item: EMA recommends restricting the use of dronedarone▼

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. 29 September 2011 Following a review of its benefit-risk balance, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended that dronedarone▼ should only […]

NPC Archive Item: What is the optimal duration of anticoagulant therapy following VTE?

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 August 2011 A pooled analysis of data from seven randomised controlled trials (RCTs) suggests that three months of anticoagulant treatment is generally sufficient following a venous thromboembolism (VTE) […]

NPC Archive Item: New NICE guidance on management of stable angina

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. The NICE Centre for Clinical Practice is an NHS Evidence accredited provider 19 August 2011 New NICE guidance on the management of stable angina (clinical guideline [CG] 126) has […]

NPC Archive Item: More improvement needed in the drug management of heart failure

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. 8th February 2011 The National Heart Failure audit 2010 confirms the improvements suggested last year in the use of key treatments for heart failure, such as ACE inhibitors and beta […]

NPC Archive Item: Does eplerenone▼ have a role in mild heart failure?

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. 13th January 2011 The EMPHASIS-HF study found that adding eplerenone▼ to recommended therapy for heart failure (HF) with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) reduced the risk of a composite […]

NPC Archive Item: Reducing treatment dose errors with low molecular weight heparins

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.   06 September 2010 Introduction In July 2010, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued its Rapid Response Report: Reducing treatment dose errors with low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs)1, making […]

NPC Archive Item: May Drug Safety Update from MHRA/CHM

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. The Drug Safety Update is an NHS Evidence accredited provider 26 May 2010 The MHRA and CHM have published the May edition of Drug Safety Update This edition includes […]