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CONFERENCE MEETING REPORTS
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Experts at a satellite symposium sponsored by Bayer described the evidence for effectiveness of the new oral anticoagulants and the implications for practice
LEADER
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The recent German hospital pharmacists
CONFERENCE MEETING REPORTS
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Some worrying observations were highlighted during a satellite seminar sponsored by Fresenius Kabi, discussing safety in handling and reconstitution of cytotoxics, at the Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
CONFERENCE MEETING REPORTS
Tuesday 24 July 2012
More than 3500 participants from six continents attended the 17th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists in Milan in March
CONFERENCE MEETING REPORTS
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Experts speaking at a satellite symposium sponsored by B Braun described how standardised injections could improve patient safety
CONFERENCE MEETING REPORTS
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Addressing drug shortages and safeguarding patient care were the focus of an Amgen-sponsored media roundtable at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists Annual Congress
VANTAGE POINT
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Medicine is becoming one of the most highly regulated industries in the EU economy. This regulation is often in the interests of the consumer but sometimes the need to sustain a healthy industry comes into play
OPINION
Tuesday 24 July 2012
PHARMACOECONOMICS
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The European Union has introduced measures to stimulate the development of orphan drugs, and many Member States have in place domestic incentives and policy measures to facilitate market access
DRUG EVALUATION
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Although mercaptopurine has been used for the slowing down of progression of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) for many years, the only authorised form in the EU has been a 50mg tablet. This makes it difficult to adjust for children. Mercaptopurine Nova Laboratories (Xaluprine; mercaptopurine oral suspension 20mg/ml), recently authorised in the EU, allows more accurate dosing, and is more convenient for children who are unable to swallow tablets.
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
A number of biologic drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are now available, and real life observational studies can help inform clinicians about optimal drug usage to maximise value for money
PHARMACEUTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
The chronic kidney disease population has a high incidence of iron-deficiency anaemia. This article reviews the development of an iron therapy pathway and its economic impact
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Multiple myeloma patients treated with lenalidomide are at risk of developing thrombotic events. To provide the most effective thromboprophylactic that avoids or limits complications, the regimen should be individualised according to the risk
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Advances in intravenous catheter technology and the development of closed systems, such as BD Nexiva
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
The combination of interleukin-2 and histamine dihydrochloride (Ceplene
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Biosimilar medicines have emerged as potentially cost-effective alternatives to originator products. This review focuses on Nivestim
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Oral cytotoxic drugs require the greatest need for careful consultation with the patient. The answer to the question:
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Nosocomial pneumonia is the second most common nosocomial infection and is usually bacterial in origin. The disease adds considerably to the cost of hospital care and to the length of stay, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality

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