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n°111

December 2010

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Cherry-picking

p.272
Beware selective excerpts from the SPC

New Products


Timothy pollen (hay fever)(A Second Look)

p.273-275
Longer follow-up, but still no proven advantage

INN common stems : -onidine

p.275

INN common stems : -arotene

p.275

Temsirolimus (mantle cell lymphoma) (New Indication)

p.276-278
Highly toxic, limited efficacy

Ivabradine (stable angina) (New Indication)

p.279
Do not use instead of, or with, a beta-blocker

Certolizumab pegol (rheumatoid arthritis)(New Drug)

p.279
Just another TNF alpha antagonist, no therapeutic advantage

Duloxetine (Labelling Change)

p.280
Also avoid its use in recurrent depression

Adverse Effects


Free  Tibolone and breast cancer

p.281
Evidence of increased risk

Routine antibiotics for preterm labour: risk of cerebral palsy

p.282-283
Do not use in women without membrane rupture or infection

Finasteride: male breast cancer

p.283
British data

Desmopressin: more cases of water intoxication

p.283
A French pharmacovigilance survey

Reviews


Acute poisoning following ingestion of medicines: initial management

p.284-291

Paracetamol poisoning: acetylcysteine to protect the liver

p.286-287

Preventing absorption of ingested toxins

p.288

Opioids and naloxone

p.289

Emergency drugs for acute medication poisoning

p.290

Outlook


Clinical data revealed in court

p.292
Hidden by drug companies, withheld by Food and Drug Administration

Letters - Who funds patient groups?

p.293-294
French diabetes patient group unhappy with Prescrire

Free  Mental health, emotions, psychological pain: just what are we trying to treat?

p.296
Annual Prescrire Prize ceremony 2010

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.270

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