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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2011

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  • Restrictions placed on pioglitazone use

    25 JUL 2011 15:18

    Medicines containing pioglitazone (Actos and Competact) should no longer be prescribed for patients who have bladder cancer or a history of the disease, as well as others who have uninvestigated blood in their urine, the European Medicines Agency has advised.

  • ProScript software approved for 2D-Rx in Wales

    25 JUL 2011 9:40

    Pharmacy software company Rx Systems has received approval from the Welsh Assembly Government to roll out its 2D-Rx ProScript software across Wales. The system streamlines dispensing for pharmacists by allowing them to scan 2D-barcoded prescriptions.

  • Varenicline’s benefits outweigh CV risks says EMA

    22 JUL 2011 15:15

    Varenicline’s benefits in helping people to stop smoking outweigh the increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, the European Medicines Agency has confirmed.

  • Heart and stethoscope ( creations)

    NHS has "missed the boat" for ARB switching

    22 JUL 2011 15:10

    Switching patients to generic losartan does not represent good value for money for the NHS, a leading cardiology pharmacist has warned.

  • Elderly woman ( Wierink)

    Antidepressants no benefit to dementia patients

    22 JUL 2011 15:00

    Patients with dementia do not benefit from taking sertraline or mirtazapine to treat depression, and are at an increased risk of side effects from the drugs, according to a UK study published online (The Lancet, 18 July 2011).

  • Man given pills ( Arcurs)

    Pain relief eases dementia symptoms

    22 JUL 2011 14:49

    Improved pain management can reduce agitation and aggression in nursing home residents who have moderate-to-severe dementia, a Norwegian study has shown. Systematic treatment with analgesics could also help reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in this patient population, the authors suggest.

  • Falls risk with change of non-SSRI

    22 JUL 2011 13:23

    Nursing home residents are at a high risk of falls following a change in non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication, reveals a study published online (Journal of Gerontology, 15 July 2011).

  • Polypharmacy-death link among elderly remains unclear

    22 JUL 2011 13:11

    The relationship between polypharmacy and mortality in the elderly remains unclear, according to research published in Drugs & Ageing (2011;28:547).

  • MPharm course graduates

    UCLan’s first MPharm students graduate

    22 JUL 2011 13:04

    The first cohort of students has graduated from the University of Central Lancashire’s MPharm course, which was established four years ago.

  • Triptorelin benefit in breast cancer

    22 JUL 2011 12:50

    Triptorelin, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue, reduces the incidence of chemotherapy-induced early menopause in young women with breast cancer, a phase III study reveals (JAMA 2011;306:269).

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