TT Today by Drug 2008-2012

TT Index 2008 - September 2012

 

ACE-inhibitors   Cardiovascular Disease We are still better at curing than preventing cardiovascular disease! 2009;4
ACE-inhibitors   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms & chronic physical disease 2009;5
Adrenaline   Peanut allergy How to manage peanut allergy 2008:6
Aldosterone   Resistant Hypertension What role does aldosterone play in resistant hypertension and the metabolic syndrome? 2009;7
Aliskiren   Safety Update Final Safety advice about aliskiren issued 2012;3
Aliskiren   Safety Update New safety advice for use of aliskiren 2012;1
Allopurinol   Stevens-Johnson syndrome High dose allopurinol toxic to the skin 2008;3
Alteplase   Stroke Time to treatment Vs outcome in ischaemic stroke 2010;6
Amitriptyline   Fibromyalgia How to manage fibromyalgia 2008;8
Amitriptyline   Tension-type headache Oh my aching head! 2008;4
Amorolfine   Fungal nail infections/ toenail onychomycosis How do you treat fungal nail infections? 2008;2
Amoxicillin   H pylori infection The treatment of H pylori infection 2008;11
Amoxicillin   Rhinosinusitis Amoxicillin may offer little clinical benefit for uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis 2012;4
Anabolic steroids   Drugs in Sport Drugs in Sports 2008;7
Antibacterials   Colds and Flu Antibiotics are wasted on colds and flu! 2011;12
Anitbacterials   Asymptomatic bacteriuria Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriruia 2011;9
Antibacterials   MRSA Community acquired MRSA 2010;3
Anticholinergic agents   Overactive baldder Management of overactive bladder 2012;7
Anticoagulants   Venous Thromboembolism Length of anticoagulant treatment and risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism 2011;10
Antidepressants   Adverse Drug Reactions Fatal Adverse Drug Reactions 2008;7
Antidepressants   Migraine Prevention of migraine 2011;4
Antidepressants   QT prolongation Risk of QT interval prolongation with citalopram and escitalopram 2012;2
Antiepileptics   Pregnancy Newer-generation antiepileptic drugs and pregnancy 2011;6
Antiepileptics   Epilepsy and driving New rules on epilepsy and driving 2010;5
Antiepileptics    Contraception Antiepileptic drugs and contraception 2010;3
Antioxidants   Cancer Do antioxidants prevent cancer? 2010;1
Antioxidants   Cancer Antioxidants do not prevent cancer- further evidence 2009;1
Antiplatelets   Cardiovascular Disease We are still better at curing than preventing cardiovascular disease! 2009;4
Antithrombotics   Adverse Drug Reactions Fatal Adverse Drug Reactions 2008;7
Antivirals   Bell's Palsy What is the best treatment for Bell's Palsy? 2009;8
Ascorbic acid   Excipients Why have excipients in medicines? 2009;11
Aspartame   Hyperactivity Don’t blame the sugar, blame the parents! 2009;1
Aspirin   GI toxicity Dose rather than duration important for aspirin GI toxicity 2011;7
Aspirin   Colorectal Cancer Low dose Aspirin may reduce incidence/mortality from colorectal cancer 2010;12
Aspirin   Antiphospholipid syndrome What is Antiphospholipid syndrome? 2010;7
Aspirin   Atrial Fibrillation AF-new guidelines 2010;10
Aspirin   Primary Prevention Anyone for Aspirin? 2010;4
Aspirin   Atrial Fibrillation Management of stroke prevention in A Fib 2009;2
Aspirin   Cognitive function Low dose aspirin and cognitive function 2008;10
Aspirin   Stroke Management of stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation 2009;2
Aspirin   Tension-type headache Oh my aching head! 2008;4
Azithromycin   Traveller's diarrhoea Traveller's diarrhoea 2011;7
Benzbromarone   Gout Rout the Gout! 2010;2
Benzalkonium Chloride   Excipients Why have excipients in medicines? 2009;11
Benzodiazepines   Long-term use Community Detoxification Initiatives available... 2012;3
Benzodiazepines   Long-term use An initiative, aimed at reducing long-term usage of BZDs... 2012;3
Benzodiazepines   Rational prescribing HSE initiative to support rational benzodiazepine prescribing 2012;2
Benzodiazepines   Cognition Does longterm BZD usage affect cognition in younger adults? 2011;6
Benzodiazepines   Fracture Benzodiazepine use and risk of fracture in the elderly 2008;9
Benzodiazepines   Fracture Benzodiazepine use and risk of fracture in the elderly 2008;9
Beta-agonists   Drugs in Sports Drugs in Sports 2008;7
Beta-blockers   Cardiovascular Disease We are still better at curing than preventing cardiovascular disease! 2009;4
Beta-blockers   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms & chronic physical disease 2009;5
Betacarotene   Cancer Antioxidants do not prevent cancer- further evidence 2009;1
Betacarotene   Cancer Antioxidants do not prevent cancer- further evidence 2009;1
Biperiden   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms & chronic physical disease 2009;5
Bisacodyl   Constipation Managing chronic constipation in adults 2009;4
Bismuth   H pylori infection The treatment of H pylori infection 2008;11
Bisphosphonates   Osteoporosis Bisphosphonates in treatment of OP 2012;9
Bisphosphonates    Fractures Risk of atypical fractures with use of bisphosphonates  2011;5
Bisphosphonates   Osteonecrosis of the jaw "Bisphosy Jaw" 2009;10
Botulimum toxin A   Migraine Prevention of migraine 2011;4
Bromocriptine   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms and chronic physical disease 2009;5
Buprenorphine   Pain Treating pain may reduce behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia 2011;8
Caffeine   Depression Might coffee protect women from depression? 2011;12
Caffeine   Pain relief Caffeine can contrinute to pain relief! 2012;4
Calcium Supplements   Myocardial infarction Are Ca supplements bad for the heart? 2010;10
Calcium Channel Blockers   Migraine Prevention of migraine 2011;4
Calcium Channel Blockers    Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms and chronic physical disease 2009;5
Carbamazepine   Neuropathic pain Update on neuropathic pain 2010;9
Cardiovascular drugs   Adverse Drug Reactions Fatal Adverse Drug Reactions 2008;7
Chloramphenicol    Conjunctivitis Management of acute infective conjunctivitis 2011; 8
Chocolate   Cardiometabolic disorders Chocolate may be good for your heart AND your head! 2011;12
Cholesterol   Cardiovascular disease Statins are still safe and effective with long-term use! 2012;1
Citalopram   QT Prolongation Risk of QT interval prolongation with citalopram and escitalopram 2012;2
Clarithromycin   Breast Infection The management of breast infection 2011;3
Clarithromycin   H pylori infection The treatment of H pylori infection 2008;11
Clomiphene   Ovarian Cancer Fertility drugs and risk of ovarian cancer 2009;3
Clopidogrel   Drug Interaction Safety update for clopidogrel and PPIs 2010;4
Clopidogrel   Drug Interaction Clopidogrel and PPIs 2009;12
Clopidogrel   Drug Interaction Potential Interaction between Clopidogrel and PPIs 2009;6
Clopidogrel   Drug Interaction Potenital interaction between clopidogrel & PPIs 2009;5
Co-amoxiclav   Breast infection The management of breast infection 2011;3
Cocaine   Adverse effects Cardiovascular effects of cocaine 2011;1 
Colchicine   Gout Rout the Gout! 2010;2
Colony-stimulating factors   Cytokines What is a cytokine? 2009;10
Codeine   New  Supply Guidelines New guidance on non-prescription codeine medicines 2010;7
Codeine   Headache Medication overuse headache 2010;3
Combined oral contraceptives   Hirsutism How to manage hirsutism 2009;5
Contraception   Drug Interactions Update on contraception and drug interactions 2011;4
Corticosteroids   Bell's Palsy What is the best Treatment for Bell's Palsy? 2009;8
Corticosteroids   Haemorrhoids Contemporary management of haemorrhoids 2008;4
Corticosteroids   Osteoarthritis New guidance on management of OA 2008;3
Corticosteroids   Polymyalgia Rheumatica Polymyalgia Rheumatica 2008;7
Corticosteroids   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms and chronic physical disease 2009;5
COX-2 Inhibitors   Osteoarthritis New guidance on management of OA 2008;3
Cranberry   Urinary tract infections? Do cranberry-containing products have a role in preventing UTIs? 2012;8
Cyproterone acetate   Hirsutism  How to manage hirsutism 2009;5
Desmopressin   Nocturnal enuresis How to manage nocturnal enuresis in children & young people 2011;6
Digoxin   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms and chronic physical disease 2009;5
Dihydrocodeine   Headache Medication overuse headache 2010;3
Diphenylcyclopropenone   Alopecia Alopecia Areata (AA) 2012;5
Dithranol   Alopecia Alopecia Areata (AA) 2012;5
Diuretics   Drugs in Sports Drugs in Sports 2008;7
Domperidone   Functional dyspepsia Tummy Trouble! 2008;3
Donepezil   Alzheimer’s Disease Update on Alzheimer's disease 2009;3
Dronedarone   Liver Injury Possible risk of severe liver injury with dronedarone 2011;2
Duloxetine   Neuropathic Pain Update on neuropathic pain 2010;9
Eflornithine   Hirsutism How to manage hirsutism 2009;5
Ephedrine   Drugs in Sports Drugs in Sports 2008;7
Erythromycin   Breast infection The management of breast infection 2011;3
Erythropoietin   Drugs in Sports Drugs in Sports 2008;7
Escitalopram   QT prolongation Risk of QT interval prolongation with citalopram and escitalopram 2012;2
Ethinylestradiol   Oral contraceptives and venous thromboembolism Update on oral contraceptives and VTE 2011;11
Ezetimibe   Hypercholesterolaemia Does Ezetimibe ENHANCE survival? 2008;5
Febuxostat   Gout Rout the Gout! 2010;2
Fibre   Haemorrhoids Contemporary management of haemorrhoids 2008;4
Fibre   Irritable bowel syndrome Soluble fibre works better than insoluble fibre in IBS 2009;11
Flucloxacillin   Breast infection The management of breast infection 2011;3
Fluoxetine   Birth defects Fluoxetine: risk of CV birth defects 2010;5
Fluoroquinolones   Prescribing Changes New prescribing recommendations for fluoroquinolones 2008;8
Flutamide   Hirsutism How to manage hirsutism 2009;5
Flutamide   Prostate Cancer Short V long term androgen suppression therapy in prostate cancer 2009;8
Fusidic acid   Conjunctivitis Management of acute infective conjunctivitis 2011; 8
Gabapentin    Neuropathic pain Update on neuropathic pain 2010;9
Galantamine   Alzheimer’s Disease Update on Alzheimer’s Disease 2009;3
Gelatin   Excipients Why have excipients in medicines? 2009;11
Ginkgo biloba   Cognitive decline Ginkgo does not prevent cognitive decline 2010;1
Ginkgo biloba   Dementia Time to forget Gingko? 2008;12
Glatiramer acetate   Multiple Sclerosis Update on MS 2009;1
Glucosamine   Chronic low back pain Glucosamine no better than placebo for chronic low back pain 2010;8
Glucosamine   Cost-effectiveness Glucosamine (Dona) is not a "cost-effective therapy" for OA in Irl 2010;7
Glucose   Analgesic Does a spoonful of sugar really help the medicine go down? 2010;6
Glucocorticoids   Polymalgia Rheumatica Polymalgia Rheumatica 2008;7
Glyceryl trinitrate   Constipation Managing chronic constipation in adults 2009;4
Gonadotrophins   Ovarian Cancer Fertility drugs and risk of ovarian cancer 2009;3
Gonadotrophin releasing hormone   Ovarian Cancer Fertility drugs and risk of ovarian cancer 2009;3
Griseofulvin   Fungal nail infections/ toenail onychomycosis How do you treat fungal nail infections? 2008;2
Heparin   Antiphospholipid Syndrome What is antiphospholipid syndrome? 2010;7
H2 Receptor Antagonists   Inappropriate use Continued use of anti-ulcer therapy may be inappropriate after hospital discharge 2008;1
Hormonal Contraceptives   Arterial Thrombosis Hormonal contraceptives and arterial thrombosis 2012;7
Hormone Replacement Therapy   Ovarian Cancer Most reproductive factors have no impact on risk of ovarian cancer 2012;1
Hormone Replacement Therapy   Breast cancer Breast cancer and HRT 2011;2
Human chorionic gonadotrophion   Ovarian Cancer Fertility drugs and risk of ovarian cancer  2009;3
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine   Cervical Cancer Where to find information on HPV Vaccines? 2009;4
Ibuprofen   Fever in children Paracetamol and ibuprofen for fever in children 2008;10
Ibuprofen   Tension-type headache Oh my aching head! 2008;4
Immunoglobulin   Guillain-Barré syndrome Update on Guillain- Barré syndrome 2008;10
Indapamide   Blood Pressure Treating high blood pressure is beneficial in patients aged 80 years and older 2008;5
Influenza vaccine   Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccination programme Don't forget! 2009;11
Influenza vaccine   Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 The ABC of H1N1! 2009;9
Influenza vaccine   Influenza Reminder on Influenza 2009;1
Influenza vaccine   Influenza Update on Influenza 2008;11
Insulin    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Intensive glucose control of diabetic patients 2009;6
Interferons   Cytokines What is a cytokine? 2009;10
Interferon beta   Multiple Sclerosis Update on MS 2009;1
Interleukin antagonists   Cytokines What is a cytokine? 2009;10
Iodine   Nuclear events HSE responds to Japanese nuclear event 2011;4
Isoniazid   Liver failure Drugs and liver failure 2009;1
Isphagula husk   Constipation Managing chronic constipation in adults 2009;4
Itraconazole   Fungal nail infections/ toenail onychomycosis How do you treat fungal nail infections? 2008;2
Lactulose   Constipation Managing chronic constipation in adults 2009;4
Levodopa   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms and chronic physical disease 2009;5
Levofloxacin   H pylori infection The treatment of H pylori infection 2008;11
Levothyroxine   Hypothyroidism How to manage hypothyroidism 2008;9
Lidocaine   Neuropathic Pain Update on neuropathic Pain 2010;9
LMWH   Antiphospholipid Syndrome What is Antiphospholipid syndrome? 2010;7
Luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH)   Prostate Cancer Short Vs long-term androgen suppression therapy in prostate cancer 2009;8
Memantine   Alzheimer’s Disease Update on Alzheimer's disease 2009;3
Methotrexate   Overdose Risk of unintentional overdose with use of oral MTX 2012;5
Methylprednisolone   Multiple Sclerosis Update on MS 2009;1
Metoclopramide   Functional dyspepsia Tummy Trouble! 2008;3
Metronidazole   Breast infection The management of breast infection 2011;3
Minocycline   Acne Should minocycline be used in the management of acne? 2009;2
Minocycline   Systemic lupus erythematous Should minocycline be used in the management of acne? 2009;2
Minoxidil   Alopecia Alopecia Areata (AA) 2012;5
Miscellaneous   Administering liquid mediation using spoons Are all spoons equal? 2010;9
Miscellaneous   Adverse Drug Reactions Establishment of a new EU pharmacovigilance system 2012;8
Miscellaneous   Adverse Drug Reactions Fatal Adverse Drug Reactions 2008;7
Miscellaneous   Antibiotic prescribing Effect of patient payment status on antibiotic prescribing 2011;10
Miscellaneous   Asthma British guideline on asthma updated 2009;8
Miscellaneous   Asthma New guideline on asthma 2008;6
Miscellaneous   Asthma Commercial versus home-made “spacers” for bronchodilator therapy in children 2008;5
Miscellaneous   Atherothrombosis Improve risk factor control and prolong life! 2011;3
Miscellaneous   Atrial Fibrillation AF-new guidelines 2010;10
Miscellaneous   C. difficile C. difficile infection in Ireland 2008;7
Miscellaneous   Cardiovascular disease The impact of "tailored care" on patient outcome in CV disease 2009;11
Miscellaneous   Cardiovascular disease Soccer may be bad for you! 2008;3
Miscellaneous   Clostridium difficile Clostridium difficile in Ireland 2010;3
Miscellaneous   Colorectal cancer FIT for life! 2010;2
Miscellaneous   Colour blindness Drug Safety Update- coloured medication and the colour blind 2009;9
Miscellaneous   Drug Identification Need help identifying a tablet, capsule, or patch? 2012;5
Miscellaneous   Drug Interactions What is the value of electronic drug interaction alerts in primary care? 2011;9
Miscellaneous   Elderly The elderly are not sufficiently represented in clinical trials 2012;5
Miscellaneous   Foreign drug identification What's in a name? 2010;2
Miscellaneous   Frailty in the elderly Get to grips with frailty... 2010;11
Miscellaneous   Drug-related hospital admissions Can we prevent drug-related hospital admissions? 2008;10
Miscellaneous   Guidelines on managing common infections in primary care Management of common infections in primary care 2011;7
Miscellaneous   Hand-washing Wash your hands after peeling fruit! 2012;1
Miscellaneous   HPSC HPSC launches new look website 2011;3
Miscellaneous   Immunisation Guidelines Updated Immunisation Guidelines available online 2011;10
Miscellaneous   Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Where to look for information on pandemic (H1N1) 2009 2009;9
Miscellaneous   Pharmacovigilance Keep up to date with the safety of marketed medicines! 2010;5
Miscellaneous   Poisoning 2010 Annual report from NPIC 2011;9
Miscellaneous   Prescribing in the Elderly Tools to aid prescribing in the elderly 2009;7
Miscellaneous   Enteral Feeding Tubes Should you administer medicine through and enteral feeding tube? 2009;3
Miscellaneous   Hand Washing Updated WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in healthcare now available 2009;6
Miscellaneous   Hyperactivity Don’t blame the sugar, blame the parents! 2009;1
Miscellaneous   Infectious diseases Notifying infectious diseases in Ireland 2012;4
Miscellaneous   Internet search engines

Google scholar and Pubmed go head to head...

2009;12
         
Miscellaneous   Malaria Incidence of imported malaria in Irl 2010;6
Miscellaneous   Irritable bowel syndrome New dietary guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome 2012;6
Miscellaneous   Medicines for children Medicines for Children 2008:1
Miscellaneous   Medication discontinuation Why do patients discontinue medications? 2010;1
Miscellaneous   Miscellaneous People assume expensive drugs work better 2008;4
Miscellaneous   National Immunisation Office Childhood Immunisation in Ireland 2008;11
Miscellaneous   Obesity Obesity reduces life expectancy 2009;4
Miscellaneous   Pharmacoeconomics Pharmacoeconomic evaluation in Ireland 2010;4
Miscellaneous   Photosensitivity Drug-induced Photosensitivity 2011;11
Miscellaneous   Polypharmacy in the elderly How to achieve a "happy medium" with medications in the elderly 2010;11
Miscellaneous   Prescribing errors How to avoid prescribing errors 2010;5
Miscellaneous   QT-Prolongation Drugs and QT-prolongation 2008;8
Miscellaneous   Respiratory Disease Respiratory disease & air travel: BTS recommendations 2011;9
Miscellaneous   Sexually Transmitted Infections Epi-Insight publishes treatment advice for GPs on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) 2012;2
Miscellaneous   Smoking Female smokers more likely to get heart disease! 2011;11
Miscellaneous   Smoking Public smoking bans are good for the heart! 2009;12
Miscellaneous   Safe prescribing Strategies for Safer Prescribing 2011;7
Miscellaneous   Snoring in patients with resistant hypertension Ask about snoring in patinets with resistant hypertension 2012;2
Miscellaneous   SPC Why look at an SPC? 2009;6
Miscellaneous   Sport Soccer may be bad for you! 2008;3
Miscellaneous   Survey A big thank-you from us to you! 2008;12
Miscellaneous   Type 2 Diabetes Is all exercise equal in type 2 diabetes? 2011;1
Miscellaneous        
Miscellaneous   Waste medicines Waste not want not! 2011;4
Miscellaneous   Winter falls Preventing winter falls 2010;12
MMR vaccine   Autism Study finds no link between MMR vaccine and autism 2008;2
MMR vaccine   Mumps Update on mumps outbreak in Irl 2009;5
Morphine   Pain Treating pain may reduce behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia 2011;8
Moxifloxacin   Hepatic Toxicity New prescribing recommendations for fluoroquinolones 2008;8
Multivitamins   Cancer & Cardiovascular Disease Do multivitamins prevent cancer and CVD? 2009;3
Natalizumab   Multiple Sclerosis Update on MS 2009;1
Nicotine   Smoking It's never too late to quit! 2012;8
Nitrofurantoin   Liver failure Drugs and liver failure 2009;1
Norfloxacin   Prescribing changes New prescribing recommendations for fluoroquinolones 2008;8
NSAIDs     Adverse Drug Reactions Fatal Adverse Drug Reactions 2008;7
NSAIDs   GI toxicity Identifying "at risk" NSAID users 2010;6
NSAIDs   Headache Medication overuse headache 2010;3
NSAIDs   Osteoarthritis New guidance on management of OA 2008;3
NSAIDs   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms and chronic physical disease 2009;5
NSAIDs   Tension-type headache Oh my aching head! 2008;4
Oestrogens   Ovarian Cancer Most reproductive factors have no impact on risk of ovarian cancer 2012;1
Oestrogens   Oral contraceptives and VTE Update on oral contraceptives and VTE  2011;11
Oestrogens    COC's and VTE Evaluating the risk of VTE with oral contraceptives 2010;5
Oestrogens   COC's and VTE Update on oral contraceptives and VTE 2009;10
Oestrogens   Migraine and CVD Is there a link between migraine and CV disease? 2009;11
Òmega-3 Fatty Acids   Alzheimer's disease Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are no help in established alzheimer's dx 2010;12
Opioids   Psychiatric symptoms Psychiatric symptoms and chronic physical disease 2009;5
Palivizumab   Acute bronchiolitis Acute bronchiolitis 2008;1
Paracetamol   Pain Treating pain may reduce behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia 2011;8
Paracetamol   Fever in children Paracetamol and ibuprofen for fever in children 2008;10
Paracetamol   Headache Medication overuse headache 2010;3
Paracetamol   Osteoarthritis New guidance on management of OA 2008;3
Paracetamol   Tension-type headache Oh my aching head! 2008;4
         
Peginterferon alfa   Hepatitis C Management of Hepatitis C 2009;8
Peppermint   Excipients Why have excipients in medicines? 2009;11
Perindopril   Blood Pressure Treating high blood pressure is beneficial in patients aged 80 years and older 2008;5
Pioglitazone   Bladder cancer Safety Update 2011;8
Pioglitazone   Risk of fractures Thiazolidinediones and risk of fractures 2009;9
Polyethylene glycol   Consitpation Managing chronic constipation in adults 2009;4
Polyethylene glycol   Excipients Why have excipients in medicines? 2009;11
Polypill   CVD prevention Could the polypill be useful for CVD prevention? 2012;8
Pramipexole   Fibromyalgia How to manage fibromyalgia 2008;8
Pravastatin   Blood pressure Statins can reduce your blood pressure! 2008;5
Prednisolone   Bell’s Palsy Steroids shorten the recovery time in Bell’s Palsy (BsP) 2008;11
Prednisolone   Polymyalgia Rheumatica Polymyalgia Rheumatica 2008;7
Pregabalin   Pain Treating pain may reduce behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia 2011;8
Pregabalin   Neuropathic pain Update on Neuropathic pain 2010;9
Pregabalin   Fibromyalgia How to manage fibromyalgia 2008;8
Probenecid   Gout Rout the Gout! 2010;2
Progestogens   oral contraceptives and VTE Update on oral contraceptives and VTE 2011;11
Progestogens   COC's and VTE Update on oral contraceptives and VTE 2009;10
Proton Pump Inhibitors   Interaction with Clopidogrel Safety update for clopidogrel and PPIs 2010;4
Proton Pump Inhibitors   Pregnancy Are PPIs safe during the 1st trimester of pregnancy? 2010;12
Proton Pump Inhibitors   Prescribing Initiative PPI prescribing initiative 2009;10
Proton Pump Inhibitors   Drug Interaction Potential interaction between Clopidogrel and PPIs 2009;6
Proton Pump Inhibitors   Drug Interaction Potential interaction between clopidogrel and PPIs 2009;5
Proton Pump Inhibitors   Functional dyspepsia Tummy Trouble! 2008;3
Proton Pump Inhibitors   H pylori infection The treatment of H pylori infection 2008;11
Proton Pump Inhibitors   Inappropriate use Continued use of anti-ulcer therapy may be inappropriate after hospital discharge 2008:1
Psychoactive medications   Road Traffic Accidents Psychoactive medications increase crash risk in older drivers 2011;10
Psyllium   Irritable bowel syndrome Soluble fibre works better than insoluble fibre in IBS 2009;11
Quinolones   Traveller's diarrhoea Traveller's diarrhoea 2011;7
Ribavirin   Hepatitis C Management of Hepatitis C 2009;8
Riluzole   Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Update on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2011;5
Rivastigmine   Alzheimer’s Disease Update on Alzheimer's disease 2009;3
Rosiglitazone   Safety Update-Suspension Suspension of rosiglitazone in the EU 2010;10
Rosiglitazone   Safety update Update on rosiglitazone 2010;8
Rosiglitazone   Risk of fractures Thiazolidinediones and risk of fractures 2009;9
Rosiglitazone   Safety update Safety update on rosiglitazone 2008;2
Salmeterol   COPD Preventing exacerbations in COPD 2011;2
Salt   Stroke and CVD Go easy on the salt! 2009;12
Sclerotherapy   Haemorrhoids Contemporary management of haemorrhoids 2008;4
Senna   Constipation Managing chronic constipation in adults 2009;4
Sibutramine   Cardiovascular adverse effects Withdrawal of Reductil from the market 2010;2
Sibutramine  

Cardiovascular adverse effects

Safety Update:  Sibutramine 2010;1
Simvastatin    Hypercholesterolaemia Familial hypercholesterolaemia 2012;6
Simvastatin   Blood Pressure Statins can reduce your blood pressure! 2008;5
Spironolactone   Hirsutism How to manage hirsutism 2009;5
Statins  

Cardiovascular disease

(Primary Prevention)

Are statins safe and effective for primary prevention? 2012;9
Statins   Cardiovascular Disease Statins are still safe and effective with long-term use! 2012;1
Statins   Cardiovascular Disease Individualise statin therapy in elderly patients with CHD! 2009;7
Statins   Cardiovascular Disease We are still better at curing than preventing cardiovascular disease! 2009;4
Statins   Compliance Why do patients stop taking statins? 2011;1
Statins   Diabetes Risk of incident DM with statin treatment 2012;9
Statins   Diabetes Statin therapy protects the heart in patients with diabetes 2011;5
Statins   Diabetes mellitus Statins are good for diabetic patients 2008;2
Statins   Elderly Never too old for a statin! 2010;4
Statins   Interactions Safety Update! Interactions with statin therapy 2008;9
Statins   Myopathy Statin-induced myopathy 2008;12
Statins   Sex differences Is statin therapy good for the goose as well as the gander? 2012;3
Stool softeners   Constipation Managing chronic constipation in adults 2009;4
Sucrose   Analgesic Does a spoonful of sugar really help the medicine to go down? 2010;6
Sucrose   Excipients Why have excipients in medicines? 2009;11
Sulfinpyrazone   Gout Rout the Gout! 2010;2
Tea   Bone mineral density Is a cuppa good for your bones? 2008;1
Terbinafine   Fungal nail infections/ toenail onychomycosis How do you treat fungal nail infections? 2008;2
Tetracyclines   Acne Should minocycline be used in the management of acne? 2009;2
Tetracyclines   H pylori infection The treatment of H pylori infection 2008;11
Tibolone   Breast Cancer Update on tibolone and breast cancer risk 2009;2
Tibolone   Menopause Tibolone:the good and the bad! 2008;9
Tioconazole   Fungal nail infections/ toenail onychomycosis How do you treat fungal nail infections? 2008;2
Tiotropium   COPD Preventing exacerbations in COPD 2011;2
Triamcinolone acetonide   Alopecia Alopecia Areata (AA) 2012;5
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)   Fibromyalgia How to manage fibromyalgia 2008;8
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole   Liver failure Drugs and liver failure 2009;1
Triptans   Migraine Triptan therapy in migraine 2010;8
Triptans   Headache Medication overuse headache 2010;3
Tropisteron   Fibromyalgia How to manage fibromyalgia 2008;8
Trospium   Overactive bladder Management of overactive baldder 2012;7
TNF antagonists   Cytokines What is a cytokine? 2009;10
Vaccines   Pertussis Increased incidence of pertussis cases 2012;9
Vaccines   Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis 2012;6
Vaccines   Childhood Immunisation Guidelines Childhood Immunisation in Ireland 2008;11
Vaccines   Immunisation Guidelines Updated Immunisation Guidelines 2008;8
Valaciclovir   Bell’s Palsy Steroids shorten the recovery time in Bell’s Palsy (BsP) 2008;11
Varenicline   Depression Safety update for Champix® 2008:1
Vitamin B12   Vitamin B-12 deficiency Vitamin B-12 Deficiency 2010;8
Vitamin C   Cancer Antioxidants do not prevent cancer- further evidence 2009;1
Vitamin E   Cancer Antioxidants do not prevent cancer- further evidence 2009;1
Warfarin   Atrial fibrillation Warfarin: still an effective option for stroke prevention in AF 2012;4
Warfarin   Strength of tablets Prevent your patients getting snookered by warfarin tablets! 2010;11
Warfarin   Atrial Fibrillation AF-new guidelines on its management 2010;10 
Warfarin   Antiphospholipid Syndrome What is Antiphospholipid syndrome? 2010;7
Warfarin   Warfrain Brands Beware of different brands of warfarin? 2010;9
Warfrain   Atrial Fibrillation Management of stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation 2009;2
Warfarin   Drug interaction Go easy on the (cranberry) sauce! 2008;12
Warfarin    Stroke Sex differences in stroke in patients with AF 2012;6
Warfarin   Stroke Management of stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation 2009;2