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 7th July 2009 The MHRA and CHM have published the July edition of Drug Safety Update. This issue gives […]

NPC Archive Item: MeReC Bulletin on COPD now published

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 April 2009 This MeReC Bulletin reviews a number of safety concerns which have emerged relating to inhaled treatments for COPD and sets them into the context of their […]

NPC Archive Item: UPLIFTing data on tiotropium? – keep your feet on the ground

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. Tashkin DP, Celli B, Senn S, et al. A 4-year trial of tiotropium in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. N Engl J Med 2008; 359: 1543–54. Published online October 5th […]

NPC Archive Item: Anticholinergics in COPD – new data on cardiovascular safety

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. Singh S, Loke YK, Furberg CD, et al.  Inhaled anticholinergics and risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  JAMA 2008; 300(12): 1439-1450 A […]

NPC Archive Item: As-needed inhaled corticosteroids for children with asthma — more evidence is required to change practice.

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. Turpeinen M, et al. Daily versus as-needed inhaled corticosteroid for mild persistent asthma (The Helsinki early intervention childhood asthma study). Arch Dis Child 2008;93:654–9 Intermittent, rather than continuous, inhaled […]