NPC Archive Item: Use of NICE appraised medicines in the NHS

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. 18 September 2009 A report from the NHS Information Centre assessed the variation in the use of 26 medicines positively approved by NICE in 13 technology appraisals. In 7 […]

NPC Archive Item: Z-drugs increase the risk of road traffic accidents

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. A study in Norway has found that prescription of Z-drugs is associated with around a doubled increased relative risk of road traffic accidents compared to those who don’t take […]

NPC Archive Item: Patients’ experience and perception of using hypnotics.

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. Siriwardena A N, Qureshi M Z, Dyas J V et al. Magic Bullets for insomnia? Patients’ use and experiences of newer (Z drugs) versus older (benzodiazepine) hypnotics for sleep […]