Rapid Update 1-September 2018: Smoking cessation: Weight gain after quitting smoking temporarily increases risk of type 2 diabetes but is far outweighed by reductions in CV and all-cause mortality

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Smoking cessation: large randomised controlled trial finds varenicline and bupropion do not increase the risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events (Jul-16)

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NPC Archive Item: New safety information for pioglitazone▼, dronedarone▼, varenicline▼, and Pandemrix®▼

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. 25 July 2011 The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued/updated safety information regarding pioglitazone▼, dronedarone▼, varenicline▼, and Pandemrix®▼ influenza vaccine. Action Healthcare professionals who are considering prescribing dronedarone, pioglitazone, […]

NPC Archive Item: Varenicline▼ associated with a possible increased risk of CV events

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. 18 July 2011 A meta-analysis of 14 randomised controlled trials found that varenicline▼ was associated with a small, significantly increased risk of serious adverse cardiovascular (CV) events, compared with […]

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 17 May 2011 The MHRA and CHM have published the May edition of Drug Safety Update This issue gives […]

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: October 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 15 October 2009 The MHRA and CHM have published the October edition of Drug Safety Update. There is a […]

NPC Archive Item: Pharmacy-based stop smoking services: optimising commissioning

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. 29th July 2009 Introduction In July 2009 the guide Pharmacy-based stop smoking services: optimising commissioning was published by NHS Employers as part of the implementation of the white paper, […]