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n°173

July 2016

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  TB, AIDS: major progress

p.172
The long fight against drug-price speculation, fatalistic attitudes and insufficient funding must go on

New Products


Febuxostat (Adenuric°) and tumour lysis syndrome

p.173-174
More life-threatening adverse events

Tiotropium (Spiriva Respimat°) and unstable asthma

p.174
No noteworthy advantage for preventing exacerbations

Ivermectin cream (Soolantra°) and rosacea

p.175
Continue to use metronidazole

Free  Adalimumab (Humira°) and plaque psoriasis in children

p.176
No better than other immunosuppressants

Nintedanib (Ofev°) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

p.177
More harmful than beneficial

Swiss army knife

p.177

Tigecycline (Tygacil°) and serious infections in children

p.178
A poorly effective and excessively toxic antibiotic

Simvastatin + fenofibrate (Cholib°)

p.178-179
Do not use this combination

INN Common stem: -vastatin

p.179

Adverse Effects


Zidovudine, tenofovir or abacavir?

p.180-183
Different adverse effect profiles

Fluoroquinolones: aortic aneurysm and dissection?

p.184
Discovered after decades of use

Fluoroquinolones: retinal detachment?

p.184
Taking into account risk factors

Reviews


Progestogens and prevention of preterm birth in women at risk

p.185-188
Evaluation results too heterogeneous to justify exposing women and children to these drugs

Outlook


Electronic prescribing: errors due to multiple causes

p.189-193
Interaction between human error and IT design flaws

Free  Student action reduces industry influence in US medical schools

p.194-195
AMSA scorecard

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.170

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