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n°163

September 2015

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Oral contraceptives: a good scare

p.200
Third- and fourth-generation oral contraceptives in the hot seat

New Products


Bevacizumab (Avastin°) and age-related macular degeneration

p.201-205
Lower cost does not justify taking risks

Ranibizumab: reject such high (exorbitant) prices

p.205
Editors’ opinion

Apixaban (Eliquis°) in deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

p.206
Warfarin remains the standard therapy

Free  Aflibercept (Eylea°) and diabetic macular oedema

p.207
A first-choice VEGF inhibitor in case of marked visual loss

Eltrombopag (Revolade°) and thrombocytopenia in patients with hepatitis C

p.208-209
Hepatotoxic drug; more harms than benefits

INN common stem: -olol

p.209

Adverse Effects


Drug-induced lesions of the oesophageal mucosa

p.210-213

Lesions of the oesophageal mucosa and their causes

p.212

Baclofen and pregnancy: birth defects and withdrawal symptoms

p.214
Decision to continue or stop treatment should be made on a case-by-case basis

Reviews


Parkinson's disease: initial treatment of motor disorders

p.215-217
Levodopa and ropinirole

Prevention of deep vein thrombosis

p.217-219
First choice treatments

Breast cancer and duration of tamoxifen

p.220
Harm-benefit balance changes over time

Type 2 diabetes: Mediterranean diet delays need for drug therapy

p.221
Health benefits, no adverse effects

Ischaemic stroke: decide rapidly

p.221
A meta-analysis of individual patient data

Outlook


Stop DSM!

p.222-223
Political issues and the reality of care

Discounted drug prices for hospitals: result in prescriptions for expensive drugs in the community

p.223
A study of nine drug classes

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.198

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