NPC Archive Item: Scottish Medicines Consortium accepts restricted use of tapentadol▼ prolonged-release tablets for severe chronic pain in adults

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. 02 September 2011 After a re-submission by the manufacturer, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted tapentadol▼ prolonged-release (Palexia® SR) tablets for restricted use within NHS Scotland, for the […]

NPC Archive Item: MHRA Drug Safety Update August 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 15 August 2011 The August 2011 edition of Drug Safety Update (DSU) highlights that use of pioglitazone▼ is associated […]

NPC Archive Item: Updated advice on paracetamol dosing in children

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. 24 June 2011 The MHRA has updated current advice on dosing for children’s liquid medicines containing paracetamol. The updated dosing has a larger number of narrower age bands, and […]

NPC Archive Item: Cochrane review supports the use of paracetamol in acute migraine

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. 16th February 2011 A Cochrane review of 10 studies with over 2,700 patients, found that a single oral dose of paracetamol 1000mg was effective in relieving moderate to severe […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE publishes clinical guideline on neuropathic pain

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. 2 June 2010 NICE has published a new clinical guideline on the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain in adults in non-specialist settings (CG96). This updates and replaces recommendations on the […]

NPC Archive Item: EMEA recommends withdrawal of co-proxamol

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. 2nd July 2009 The EMEA has recommended that the marketing authorisations for dextropropoxyphene-containing medicines are withdrawn across the European Union (EU) because their benefits do not outweigh their risks. […]

NPC Archive Item: Combination therapy with DMARDs is BeSt

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 February 2009 Four different DMARD treatment strategies in people with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis significantly improved patient-orientated outcomes after two years. Earlier improvements were seen in those initially […]