Volume 6 – 2015

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Issue 12 - Dec15 Decision tools for atrial fibrillation; Driving and diabetes; Leukotriene receptor antagonists for viral wheeze; New NICE guidance; Managed Entry decisions Download
Issue 11 - Nov15 Needles for self-administering insulin using pens ; Fexofenadine: not the NI Formulary choice; Review: calcium & ergocalciferol tablets; New NICE guidance; Managed Entry decisions Download
Silk Garments Supplement - Oct15 Prescribing silk garments in primary care Download
Issue 10 - Oct15 Generic anastrozole and bicalutamide – Reminder; Reminder: strontium ranelate (Protelos®):cardiovascular risk—restricted indication and ongoing monitoring requirementsLithium carbonate name change; New NICE guidance; Managed Entry decisions Download
Medicines Optimisation Supplement - Sept15 Medicines Optimisation Download
'Specials' Supplement - Sept15 Specials Download
Issue 9 - Sept15 In press: NICE guideline on antimicrobial stewardship; Reminder: tramadol not on repeat; Review: nebivolol 2.5mg tablets; New NICE guidance; Managed Entry decisions Download
Issue 8 - Aug15 NICE: ‘No change in practice’ following ezetimibe’s IMPROVE-IT study; NI Formulary: User survey invitation; Five reasons to avoid long-term PPIs; New NICE guidance; Managed Entry decisions Download
Issue 7 - Jul15 Denosumab — prescribe by brand; Flucloxacillin and hepatic disorders; SGLT2 inhibitors: risk of diabetic ketoacidosis; IV Medusa guide removed; New NICE guidance; Managed Entry decisions Download
Issue 6 - Jun15 Generic fluticasone / salmeterol MDIs available; Mirabegron (Betmiga®) not first line; A useful new resource: PrescQIPP; PDE5Is: not solely for lower urinary tract disorders; Managed Entry decisions Download