NPC Archive Item: Observational studies find increased VTE with Yasmin

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. 23 May 2011 Two observational studies (UK study and US study) have found that there is a two to three-fold increased relative risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with […]

NPC Archive Item: April 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 13th April 2011 The MHRA and CHM have published the April edition of Drug Safety Update. This edition advises […]

NPC Archive Item: Antibiotics with hormonal contraception ─ key changes to advice

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. 9th March 2011 New guidance was published in January 2011 by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare on drug interactions with hormonal contraception. A key change is that […]

NPC Archive Item: Updated information on uptake of NICE-approved medicines

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. 7th March 2011 A report from the NHS Information Centre has assessed the variation in the use, by the NHS in England in 2009, of 18 groups of medicines considered […]

NPC Archive Item: EMA gives go-ahead for ranibizumab▼ for diabetic macular oedema

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 January 2011 The European Medicines Agency (EMA)  issued a positive opinion in October 2010 for a licence extension for ranibizumab▼ for the treatment of adults with visual impairment […]