NPC Archive Item: July 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 11th July 2008 The MHRA and CHM have published the latest issue of Drug Safety Update (7th July 2008). […]

NPC Archive Item: Company trial data reports may be misleading

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. Concerns have once again been raised about the manipulation of clinical trials and reviews and the misrepresentation of data by pharmaceutical companies and researchers. A recent JAMA editorial suggests […]

NPC Archive Item: Sequential therapy may improve eradication rates for H pylori

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. Jafri NS, Hornung CA, Howden CW. Meta-analysis: Sequential therapy appears superior to standard therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection in patients naïve to treatment. Ann Intern Med 2008; 148 published […]

NPC Archive Item: 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 The MHRA and CHM have published the latest issue of Drug Safety Update (6th May 2008) Drug Safety Update […]

NPC Archive Item: Oral contraceptives and cervical 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. What is this about? It has long been noted that women who use combined oral contraceptives (COCs) have a small increased risk of cervical cancer. Since cervical cancer is […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE guidance on 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. A NICE clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer was issued in February 2008. The guideline emphasises the importance of taking into account individual patient needs […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE issues guidance on irritable bowel syndrome

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 NICE guideline, which was issued in February 2008, looks at the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults in primary care. NICE recommends that healthcare […]