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Why the term 'prediabetes' may cause more harm than goodSubscription

6 JUN 2017By

Labelling patients as ‘prediabetic’ may not improve health outcomes because of inconsistencies with the testing and diagnosing of the condition, among other factors, writes Eleanor Barry.

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Why the resurgence of POM-to-P reclassifications in the UK is a good thingSubscription

9 MAY 2017By

After a dwindle in the number of reclassifications of prescription-only to pharmacy medicines in the UK, things are starting to look up, writes Natalie Gauld.

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What healthcare professionals can do to help limit HIV resistanceSubscription

3 APR 2017By

Limiting HIV resistance must not be neglected in an era where we continue to see breakthroughs in treatment for the infection once labelled a death sentence.

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Cholesterol-lowering statin therapy for healthy people is not as simple as 'yes' or 'no'Subscription

7 MAR 2017By

Recent reports of large trials extolling the virtues of statins have led many to believe that low-risk patients should take them, but an examination of the evidence provides food for thought.

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Why some patients are reluctant to take osteoporosis drugsSubscription

8 FEB 2017By

There are a number of factors that contribute to patients’ fear and reluctance to take osteoporosis drugs, leaving them at increased risk of fractures.

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