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OTC medication rationing only made a quarter of its targeted savingsSubscription

17 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

NHS spending on over-the-counter (OTC) medication in England fell by £25.9m, despite promises of up to £100m in savings

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Busier GP practices have higher antibiotic prescribing rates, PHE study findsSubscription

14 Nov 2018 By

GPs with a higher workload are more likely to prescribe antibiotics, according to a new study from Public Health England and the University of Manchester.

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Patients in north England more likely to be prescribed opioids for pain, finds studySubscription

12 Sep 2018 By

There are more patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain in northern England than there are in the south, researchers have said.

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Ritalin should be first drug choice for children with ADHD, finds studySubscription

23 Aug 2018 By

Methylphenidate – commonly known as Ritalin – should be the first drug offered to children and adolescents with ADHD, according to a major study including more than 24,000 patients.

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Austerity? You ain’t seen nothing yet Subscription

02 Sep 2016

Across the country GPs are facing radical new curbs on their referrals and prescribing 

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