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n°118

July 2011

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Freedom to inform

p.172
The case for independence

New Products


Fingolimod (New Drug)

p.173-177
Just another immunosuppressant for multiple sclerosis

Cladribine: limited evaluation in multiple sclerosis

p.175

Atazanavir in children (New Indication)

p.177
Choose the fixed-dose lopinavir + ritonavir combination

Dexamethasone intravitreal implant (New Form)

p.178-179
No long-term advantage in macular oedema following retinal vein occlusion

Silodosin (New Drug)

p.180
A sixth alpha-1 blocker for urological indications: no better than the rest

5-grass pollen mix (New Drug)

p.181
4 more grass species, but still no progress

INN common stems: -trop- and -ium

p.181

Adverse Effects


Tamoxifen and CYP 2D6 inhibitors: caution

p.182-184
Beware SSRI antidepressants

Poor reporting of adverse effects in clinical trials: in urology too

p.184
Unbalancing the harm-benefit balance

Fatal adverse events during hospital stays

p.185
Drug and non-drug related

Reviews


Seasonal influenza vaccination of the elderly

p.186-188
Little efficacy but few adverse effects: a fairly positive harm-benefit balance

Free  Heart failure: ivabradine is no better than optimized beta-blocker therapy

p.189-190
Adverse effects of ivabradine confirmed

Retinal vein occlusion

p.190
Preventing complications

Outlook


Free  Astellas' lawsuit against Prescrire: French court rules that Prescrire did not "denigrate" Protopic° (tacrolimus)

p.191
Good news for health professionals and patients

INN-based prescribing: a good practice not widely adopted in France

p.191-192
Fewer than 1 in 8 of prescribed drugs

Free  HIV-infected patients: victims of the financial crisis?

p.192
Taxation could be an option

Measuring survival time: a probability-based approach useful in healthcare decision-making

p.193-194
Kaplan-Meier and actuarial methods

Free  Subscribers: get the most out of Prescrire online

p.196

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Free  Masthead

p.170

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