News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Drug updates NETAG does not recommend capsaicin cutaneous patch for neuropathic pain The NHS North East Treatment Advisory Group (NETAG) does not recommend the use of capsaicin cutaneous patch (Qutenza) for neuropathic pain, the group were concerned about […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Safety updates MHRA: Avoid use of aqueous calamine cream before X-ray The UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory agency (MHRA) has issued a reminder that aqueous calamine cream should not be applied to the skin before an X-ray examination because […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Safety updates MHRA warns against Beline herbal supplement The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning advising people not to take the illegal herbal supplement Beline capsules. Analysis of samples of Beline have revealed […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Latest news NICE consults on draft recommendations on the use of opioids in palliative care The UK National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is consulting on draft recommendations for the use of opioids in palliative care. Comments […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Latest news NPC guide to prescribing specials The UK National Prescribing Centre (NPC) has produced a good practice guide to prescribing specials which includes a quick practical checklist for prescribers (appendix 2). Consultations on independent prescribing for physiotherapists […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Latest news NICE consults on changes to recommendations for neuropathic pain The UK National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is consulting on proposed changes to some of the recommendations made in its clinical guideline on the pharmacological […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Safety updates Lenalidomide investigation of risk of second primary malignancies in myeloma Data from three large controlled clinical trials investigating use of lenalidomide in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma have recently shown a signal of an apparent […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Asthma guideline 2011 revision The 2011 revision of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) management of asthma guideline is now available. There are updates to monitoring patients with asthma (section 2.6) and its […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com , the world’s leading palliative care website. Drug Updates Clarifying dexamethasone prescribing The British National Formulary now recommends prescribing of dexamethasone injection as dexamethasone base. This follows recent changes to the labeling of both UK dexamethasone injection products (Organon product, 2003 and Hospira product […]

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