NPC Archive Item: Taking aspirin to prevent 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.MeReC Rapid Review: 9 May 2012 A meta-analysis of 51 RCTs found that patients taking daily aspirin for the primary or secondary prevention of CV events had a lower risk […]

NPC Archive Item: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and risk of hip fracture

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. 20 February 2012 Evidence from a large cohort study suggests that postmenopausal women who were previous or current smokers and who regularly used PPIs for more than two years […]

NPC Archive Item: Accredited guidelines on combined hormonal and emergency contraception

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. NHS Evidence accredited provider 22 December 2011 The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) have recently published clinical guidelines on emergency contraception and combined hormonal contraception. The process […]

NPC Archive Item: Letters to patients may help to reduce benzodiazepine 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. 18 October 2011 A systematic review and meta-analysis1 of three randomised controlled trials (RCTs) conducted in UK general practices found that a simple intervention in the form of a […]

NPC Archive Item: Tamoxifen effectiveness reduced by CYP2D6 liver enzyme inhibitors

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. 27 September 2011 According to a public assessment report published by the MHRA there is growing evidence that drugs that strongly inhibit the liver enzyme CYP2D6, including some SSRIs […]

NPC Archive Item: MHRA Drug Safety Update September 2011

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 9 September 2011 The MHRA and CHM have published the September edition of Drug Safety Update This edition includes […]