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n°1

March 1992

Issue Contents
Editorial

Translated for an international readership

p.1-2

New Products


Vigabatrin tablets

p.3-4

Ethinylestradiol + gestodene tablets

p.5-6

Fluoride tablets

p.6

Unacceptable publicity on Architex°

p.6

Alpidem tablets

p.7-8

Esmolol solution for injection

p.8-9

Oligoderm° solution for topical application

p.10-11

No paracetamol + zidovudine interaction

p.11

Ticlopidine in 1991

p.12-15

The preventive efficacy of ticlopidine against cardiovascular disease has been confirmed in patients with peripheral arterial disease

p.14

Zolpidem versus benzodiazepines: comparative data are still lacking

p.16-17

Piribedil for Parkinson's disease?

p.17-18

Don't prescribe fipexide!

p.18-19

Bi-Tildiem° capsules (diltiazem): the porous membrane is found in the stools

p.19

Hypnotic and anxiolytic drugs

p.19

No golden pill award in 1991

p.44-45

Adverse Effects


Drug-induced abortion and the risk of cardiovascular accidents related to sulprostone

p.21

Sultopride: new contraindications and precautions for use in France

p.22-23

Biliary sludge associated with ceftriaxone

p.23

Risks associated with loperamide in children

p.24

Thalidomide: thirty years later

p.25-26

Agranulocytosis due to cinepazide

p.26

Reviews


Antiplatelet drugs and anticoagulants in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

p.27-30

The final episode of the triazolam saga?

p.31-34

Should triazolam be withdrawn from the market?

p.34

Measles/mumps/rubella vaccine

p.35-36

Asthma: does continuous treatment with beta 2-stimulants carry a risk?

p.37-38

Beware of fluorides in osteoporosis

p.38

Outlook


Medicine and national culture

p.39

Storage of extemporaneous preparations

p.40

Malaria - a global effort

p.40

Polyol intolerance: dose limits

p.40-41

HIV and vaccination

p.41

Benzodiazepine prescription

p.41

Validity of death certificates

p.41-42

Drug intake and the elderly

p.42

Public hospitals and breast-feeding

p.42

Contraception in France

p.42

Emergency corticosteroid treatment

p.42-43

Colchicine and periodic fever

p.43

"S'informer, se documenter : guide des sources de donnees en sante publique"

p.43

"Paludisme"

p.43

"Bonne pratique des essais cliniques des medicaments"

p.43

Forum


Zolpidem

p.46

Fluorides in osteoporosis

p.46-47

Risks of gestodene?

p.47

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