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n°124

February 2012

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Patients want to know

p.32
Less advice, more explanations

New Products


Dabigatran and atrial fibrillation (New Indication)

p.33-36
The alternative to warfarin for selected patients

Eribulin (New Drug)

p.37-39
Heavily pretreated breast cancer: uncertain advantages, excessive adverse effects

INN common stem: -sartan

p.39

Adverse Effects


Ambulatory care in France: too many adverse events

p.40-41
At least 40% preventable

Free  Mobility aid-related accidents in children

p.42
Wheelchairs, crutches and walkers

Varenicline: aggression and homicidal ideation

p.42-43
Do not use

Thalidomide: deafness

p.43
Monitoring of patients is key

Fixed-dose glucose-lowering drug combinations: preventable lactic acidosis

p.43
Risk of overdose

Drospirenone: venous thrombosis (continued)

p.43
Levonorgestrel or norethindrone are safer

Reviews


Pregnancy and alcohol

p.44-50
Occasional, light drinking may be safe

Pregnancy: another opportunity to raise the issue of alcohol

p.46

Anti-alcohol medication and pregnancy: weighing the risks

p.48

Prescrire's advice

p.49
Alcohol during pregnancy: inform women, without overdramatising or inducing feelings of guilt

Outlook


Learning from errors: a workshop for personal and collective reflection

p.51-54
Overcoming reluctance

Describing errors: excerpts from 4 reports

p.53

Free  Pharmaceutical quality: big pharma also at fault

p.54
Raw materials and manufacturing practices

Free  How a review in Prescrire is produced

p.56

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.30

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