NPC Archive Item: First and second generation antipsychotics in early psychosis – no differences in efficacy or discontinuation rates

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. 31 August 2010 This meta-analysis found no significant differences between first generation (typical) antipsychotics (FGAs) and second generation (atypical) antipsychotics (SGAs) with regard to their effects on symptoms or discontinuation rates, […]

NPC Archive Item: Ezetimibe: room for review?

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. 16 August 2010 A recent editorial in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin questions whether adding ezetimibe to simvastatin▼* is a cost-effective or outcome-based intervention, and whether the increasing monies being […]

NPC Archive Item: New Insulin safety guidance issued to reduce wrong dosages

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. 26 July 2010 Introduction In June 2010, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued its Rapid Response Report: Safer administration of insulin,1 which outlines supporting information2 aimed at reducing […]

NPC Archive Item: Falls prevention reminder to NHS organisations

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. 21 July 2010 Introduction The annual National Falls Awareness Week took place during 21st -25th June 2010 and the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) took this opportunity to remind NHS […]

NPC Archive Item: New antiplatelets section on NPC — why not take a look?

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. 25 June 2010 A new section, which discusses antiplatelet treatment for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, is now available on NPC. The materials include a <60minute […]

NPC Archive Item: A2RAs associated with an increased risk of cancer

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. 24 June 2010 A meta-analysis of RCTs has found that diagnosis of new cancer was increased in patients randomised to receive angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (A2RAs), compared with control. The absolute […]

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 […]

NPC Archive Item: What’s new on NPC? (May 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. 14 May 2010 We have added and updated some new resources on the therapeutics section of NPC recently — why not take a look? The therapeutics section of the […]