NPC Archive Item: Resources relating to Better Care, Better Value indicators

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 April 2009 The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has recently released four Better Care, Better Value Indicators (BCBV) relating to prescribing. NPC includes resources which will help […]

NPC Archive Item: Update on new treatments for chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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. 6th April 2009 Romiplostim▼ has recently been licensed for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and a new study of oral eltrombopag (not currently licensed in Europe) showed increased blood platelet […]

NPC Archive Item: March 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 March 2009 The MHRA and CHM have published the March edition of Drug Safety Update. This issue focuses […]

NPC Archive Item: DH clarify guidance around new daily dose treatments for impotence.

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 2009 The Department of Health’s (DH) guidance on treatment for impotence (HSC1999/148) recommends in paragraph 5 that one treatment per week will be appropriate for most patients […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE guidelines on the management of breast 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. 5th March 2009 NICE has issued two clinical guidelines on management of breast cancer. Clinical Guideline 80 covers the tests and treatments that should be offered to patients with […]

NPC Archive Item: February 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 4th February 2009 The MHRA and CHM have published the February edition of Drug Safety Update. This issue gives […]

NPC Archive Item: Selenium, vitamin E or vitamin C do not prevent prostate 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. Two large, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trials fail to demonstrate a benefit of selenium, vitamin E or vitamin C in preventing prostate cancer. Action: Clinicians should not recommend the use […]