NPC Archive Item: CONTROL blood glucose in type 2 diabetes — but individualise care

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 2011 The CONTROL meta-analysis of four large RCTs found that more-intensive blood glucose lowering reduced the absolute risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events by 0.9% over 4.4 […]

NPC Archive Item: Estimating lifetime cardiovascular risk – we can, but should we?

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 March 2011 This large UK cohort study used data collected from general practice databases to develop and validate a new QRISK cardiovascular risk assessment tool to estimate lifetime […]

NPC Archive Item: Getting better value from the NHS drug budget

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. 11 January 2011 A BMJ article proposes innovative ways of restructuring healthcare prescribing to get better value for money from the NHS drug budget, and encourages pharmaceutical companies to […]

NPC Archive Item: Consultation on value-based pricing of branded medicines

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 2010 The Department of Health is consulting on proposals for a new value-based system of pricing medicines which aims to give NHS patients better access to effective and […]

NPC Archive Item: Large MA of lipid lowering treatment supports NICE guidance

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. 23 November 2010 A large meta-analysis has confirmed the results of earlier meta-analyses regarding the benefits of standard dose statin therapy on cardiovascular outcomes. It also suggests additional benefits from […]

NPC Archive Item: What’s new on NPC? (November 2010)

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. 17 November 2010 We have updated some resources on the therapeutics section of NPC recently — why not take a look? The therapeutics section of the NPC contains materials […]

NPC Archive Item: Some new guidance from NICE

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. 8 September 2010 NICE has updated its clinical guidelines for chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It has also issued technology appraisals on the use of various […]