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n°165

November 2015

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Adverse effect reporting: pharmaceutical companies can't be trusted

p.256
It is unacceptable that regulators rely on the drug industry to develop pharmacovigilance

New Products


Telavancin (Vibativ°)

p.257-259
A vancomycin derivative, no more effective but more toxic

Ceftobiprole medocaril (Mabelio°)

p.260-261
Just another injectable cephalosporin

Ofatumumab in previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

p.262-263
No clear advantages when added to chlorambucil

Free  Ivabradine: more precautions to protect patients with coronary artery disease because of its cardiac harms

p.264

Riociguat (Adempas°)

p.265-266
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension with markedly restricted physical activity

INN common stem: -bulin

p.266

Adverse Effects


Atypical neuroleptics in elderly patients: acute kidney injury

p.267
Within 90 days after treatment initiation

Rivaroxaban: liver injury

p.268
Hundreds of reports

Mydriatic eye drops in children: seizures

p.268
Dose-dependent

Capecitabine: toxic encephalopathy

p.269
Regress after discontinuation

Betahistine: hallucinations?

p.269
This drug should not be used

Sorafenib: osteonecrosis of the jaw

p.269
Dental treatment is a risk factor

NSAIDs: impaired healing of intestinal anastomoses

p.269-270
Mainly reported in non-elective colorectal surgery

High-dose intravenous methylprednisolone: liver injury

p.270
Potentially fatal

Diphenhydramine, dimenhydrinate: misuse

p.270
Stimulating, euphoriant effects

Aripiprazole: violent behaviour

p.270
Patients and carers should be informed

Reviews


E-cigarettes and smoking cessation

p.271-276
Similar efficacy to other nicotine delivery devices, but many uncertainties

Inhibiting the onset of lactation

p.276-277
Is cabergoline an alternative to bromocriptine?

Outlook


Free  Obstacles to transparency over pharmacovigilance data within the EMA

p.278-279
Action is needed to ensure access to adverse effects

Pay for performance: financial rewards without improving quality of care

p.279
The example of benzodiazepine use

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.254

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