NPC Archive Item: NPSA patient safety alert on lithium; potential for significant numbers of NHS organisations to be non-compliant with December 2010 deadline

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. 13 December 2010 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) receives more than 100 adverse reports a year relating to lithium. Errors include failure to monitor serum levels and adjust dose levels […]

NPC Archive Item: Reducing treatment dose errors with low molecular weight heparins

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.   06 September 2010 Introduction In July 2010, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued its Rapid Response Report: Reducing treatment dose errors with low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs)1, making […]

NPC Archive Item: Calcium supplements without vitamin D may increase the risk of MI

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. 23rd August 2010 This meta-analysis found that calcium supplements without vitamin D increased the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) versus control by about 30% in relative terms, but did not […]

NPC Archive Item: May 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 26 May 2010 The MHRA and CHM have published the May edition of Drug Safety Update This edition includes […]

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 19 March 2010 The MHRA and CHM have published the March edition of Drug Safety Update. Highlights include: A […]

NPC Archive Item: Drug Safety Update from MHRA/CHM (February 2010)

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 19 February 2010 The MHRA and CHM have published the February edition of Drug Safety Update This edition includes […]

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 25 January 2010 The MHRA and CHM have published the January edition of Drug Safety Update (DSU). Highlights include: […]