NPC Archive Item: Observational data in swine influenza pandemic indicate benefit of early antivirals; new Cochrane review finds oseltamivir▼’s ability to prevent complications of seasonal influenza in otherwise healthy adults not proven.

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. 22 December 2009 Action Health professionals’ responses to the swine influenza pandemic should not be affected by the controversy regarding oseltamivir▼’s ability to prevent complications of seasonal influenza in […]

NPC Archive Item: Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza: clinical management guidelines

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. 4 December 2009 The Department of Health has issued two updated clinical management guidelines for pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza for adults and children and for women who are pregnant. […]

NPC Archive Item: New BTS guidance on management of community acquired pneumonia (CAP)

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. 14 October 2009 The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has published updated guidance on management of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults. This updates the 2004 guidance. What’s new in […]

NPC Archive Item: August 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 8th September 2009 The MHRA and CHM have published the August edition of Drug Safety Update. This issue gives […]

NPC Archive Item: Oseltamivir▼ (Tamiflu®) in adults: evidence summary

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. 7th September 2009 A Cochrane review and a systematic review commissioned by NICE suggest that for many adults with seasonal influenza the benefits of oseltamivir▼ are limited, and very […]