Volume 16 (2007)

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Number Date Topics Covered
21 December 2007(document, opens in a new window)(124 KB)
  • Key Points from the DH Circular: Saving Lives: Reducing infection, Delivering Clean and Safe Care
  • Antimicrobial prescribing – A Summary of Best Practice
  • Common Primary Care Respiratory Infections: General Principles to consider before prescribing
    antibiotics
  • Common Primary Care Infections: Diagnostic Issues (Cold symptoms graph(document, opens in a new window))
  • PPI Use and CDAD
20 December 2007(document, opens in a new window)(110 KB)
  • Cardiovascular and gastrointestinal safety of NSAIDs
  • Varenicline (Champix) subject to on-going safety review by MHRA and FDA
  • Exenatide
  • NICE update – Inhaled corticosteroids for chronic asthma in children under the age of 12 years TA131; Ezetimibe for the treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia TA132; Omaluzimab for severe persistent allergic asthma TA133
19 November 2007(document, opens in a new window)(141 KB)
  • Latest Rosuvastatin Data
  • Vildagliptin Update
  • Sub Group Analysis of Allhat: Non Diabetics and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Contraceptives Update
  • Treatment Options for Overactive / Unstable Bladder
18 September 2007(document, opens in a new window)(168 KB)
  • Does ACEIS and ARBS in combination increase Adverse Events?
  • Guidance related to dual Renin Angiotensin System Therapy.
  • Do Angiotensin II Antagonists increase the risk of MI?
  • MSD announces Price Reduction Losaratan (Cozaar).
  • The Advance Trial. BTS / SIGN 2007 Asthma Guideline Update.
  • Drugs for COPD: Current Evidence.
  • Modern Wound Care Dressings – What is the evidence for their effectiveness?
17 September 2007(document, opens in a new window)(169 KB) Once daily corticosteroid creams; Tramadol and Tramacet; Risks associated with use of glitazones; Suggested algorithm for initiation of insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes
16 September 2007(document, opens in a new window)(129 KB) Wound Dressing Prescribing; Uncollected Prescriptions – a summary of findings from a pilot
15 August 2007(document, opens in a new window)(295 KB) Repeat dispensing; levels of RD in Oxfordshire; Example of repeat authorisation and batch issue; Practical tips and resources
14 August 2007(document, opens in a new window)(152 KB) Theoretical Ibuprofen and Aspirin Interaction and Related Prodigy Guidance
13 July 2007(document, opens in a new window)(135 KB) Medicines Management Update for Practices
12 July 2007(document, opens in a new window)(113 KB) A Reminder: CSM Guidance Nsaids / Using a stepped approach to manage knee pain / Buprenorphine patches / MHRA Statement
11 June 2007(document, opens in a new window)(120 KB) Maximising the cost effectiveness of prescribing across the PCT
10 May 2007(document, opens in a new window)(151 KB)
  • Does TORCH shed light on COPD Management?
  • Ace Inhibitors versus Angiotensin II Antagonists and Incidence of Orthostatic Hypotension
  • New treatments for Type II Diabetes: Exanatide and Sitagliptin
  • 4 Testosterone Patch Intrinsa
9 April 2007(document, opens in a new window)(167 KB) Ezetimibe Healthy Start Vitamins
8 April 2007(document, opens in a new window)(170 KB) Erdosteine Capsusles Buprenorphine Patches
7 April 2007(document, opens in a new window)(140 KB) Oxfordshire Brown List
6 March 2007(document, opens in a new window)(145 KB) APCO bullet points for January 2007
5 March 2007(document, opens in a new window)(347 KB) An update on the prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis – Part 2
4 March 2007(document, opens in a new window)(285 KB) An update on the prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis – Part 1
3 February 2007(document, opens in a new window)(183 KB) Prescribing of thickeners
2 February 2007(document, opens in a new window)(301 KB) Positioin Strontium Renelate
1 January 2007(document, opens in a new window)(63 KB) This edition is dedicated to the results of the methotrexate audit carried out in primary care last year.

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