NPC Archive Item: Concomitant use of an SSRI and NSAID increases the risk of an upper GI bleed six times

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. Loke YK, Trivedi AN, Singh S. Meta-analysis: gastrointestinal bleeding due to interaction between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2008;27:31–40 The relative risk of […]

NPC Archive Item: More evidence that antipsychotics increase stroke risk

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. Douglas IJ, Smeeth L. Exposure to antipsychotics and risk of stroke: self controlled case series study. BMJ 2008;337:a1227 A recent study adds to evidence that typical and atypical antipsychotics are […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE issues guidance on ADHD

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. NICE Guidance on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Clinical Guideline No.72. September 2008 NICE has issued guidance on the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children […]

NPC Archive Item: National Dementia Strategy to consider antipsychotic use

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 Department of Health review is being conducted as part of the National Dementia Strategy to investigate and suggest actions to reduce the inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics to people […]

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 […]

NPC Archive Item: Medicines Management Self Assessment Toolkit – Mental Health

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 toolkit, which was introduced in April and prepared by the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE), is designed to help Mental Health Trusts (MHTs) to review […]