NPC Archive Item: NICE rejects abatacept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

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 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published guidance on abatacept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The guidance states that: Abatacept is not recommended for […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE publishes clinical guidance on management of osteoarthritis

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. NICE has published its guidance on management of osteoarthritis.  ‘Osteoarthritis: the care and management of osteoarthritis in adults’ (NICE CG 59) offers best practice advice on the care of […]

NPC Archive Item: Patellar taping for chronic knee 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. Warden SJ, et al. Patellar taping and bracing for the treatment of chronic knee pain. Arthritis Rheum 2008;59:73–83 What is the background to this? Therapeutic taping and bracing of […]

NPC Archive Item: Co-proxamol price increases dramatically

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. As we reported in a recent blog, at the end of 2007 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued clarification about what is expected to happen following […]

NPC Archive Item: Coxibs or traditional NSAIDs for patients on low dose aspirin?

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. Strand V. Are COX-2 inhibitors preferable to non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with risk of cardiovascular events taking low-dose aspirin? Lancet 2007;370:2138–51 A recent review article in the […]

NPC Archive Item: MHRA clarifies co-proxamol position

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 Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has clarified what is expected to happen following the cancellation of marketing authorisations (MAs) for co-proxamol at the end of 2007. […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – MeReC Extra No. 30

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. Podcast published on NPC 30th November 2007 A discussion about the safety of NSAIDs – based on the content of MeReC Extra No. 30 [podcast]http://www.npc.nhs.uk/podcast/NPCiPodcast_30thNov07.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the NPC […]

NPC Archive Item: Prexige® (Lumiracoxib) marketing authorisation suspended

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. Update (14/12/07): The withdrawal of lumiracoxib has been recommended across all EU Member States after a Europe-wide review, the MHRA has anounced. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency […]