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Pharmacists to review medication of 180,000 care home residentsSubscription

16 Mar 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase

GPs will be part of a pharmacist-led medicine review including 180,000 care home residents, under a new NHS England scheme announced today.


Aspirin as effective as NOACs for VTE post hip and knee operationsSubscription

08 Mar 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase

Aspirin is a cheap and safe alternative to oral anticoagulants for treating venous thromboembolism, after hip and knee replacements, new research has found.

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Plans for minor illness prescribing ban would 'breach GP contract', BMA warnsSubscription

23 Feb 2018 By

NHS England plans for new over-the-counter medicines restrictions for minor illness could place GPs 'in breach of contract', the BMA has warned.


Antidepressants more effective than placebo for acute depression, study findsSubscription

21 Feb 2018 By

All of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants were more effective at treating the symptoms of acute depression in adults than placebo, according to the findings of a major analysis.

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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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