NPC Archive Item: A comparison of the effectiveness of antimanic drugs in acute mania

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 November 2011 A systematic review and multiple-treatment meta-analysis suggests that antipsychotic drugs are significantly more effective than mood stabilisers in the acute treatment of manic episodes in adults. […]

NPC Archive Item: Scottish Medicines Consortium accepts use of paliperidone palmitate▼ injection for schizophrenia

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 November 2011 Following a re-submission by the manufacturer, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted paliperidone palmitate▼ prolonged-release injection for use within NHS Scotland for specific adult patients* […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE reviews its guidance on drug treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

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. 28 April 2011 A NICE review and re-appraisal of donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease has resulted in a change in the guidance. Specifically: […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE updates anxiety guideline

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. 14th March 2011 NICE has published an updated clinical guideline for management of  generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) in adults (clinical guideline 113, […]

NPC Archive Item: More data on the risk of VTE with antipsychotics

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 November 2010 A UK case-control study suggests an increased risk of venous thromboembolism with the use of antipsychotics. The increased risk equates to about four extra cases per year […]