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n°175

October 2016

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Advances too rarely implemented

p.228
Why is it so difficult to put proven advances into practice?

New Products


Ruxolitinib (Jakavi°) and polycythaemia vera

p.229-231
Inconclusive evaluation

INN Common stem: -pride

p.231

Ibrutinib (Imbruvica°) and Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia

p.232
Uncertain efficacy but real dangers

Bevacizumab (Avastin°) in persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer

p.233
Prolongs survival by a few months, but highly toxic

Free  Prucalopride and chronic constipation in men (Resolor°)

p.234
Avoid in both men and women

Intravenous cangrelor (Kengrexal°) and coronary angioplasty

p.235-236
No advantage over first-line clopidogrel

Dulaglutide (Trulicity°) weekly in type 2 diabetes

p.236-237
Cardiovascular reactions should be better documented

Adverse Effects


Metoclopramide, domperidone: sudden cardiac death, ventricular arrhythmia

p.238-240

Domperidone: long trivialised, this is a drug to avoid

p.239

Nicorandil: so much needless suffering

p.241

Anastrozole: carpal tunnel syndrome

p.242

Adrenaline autoinjectors: lacerations

p.242

Finasteride 1 mg in alopecia: sexual dysfunction, suicidal ideation

p.242

Canagliflozin: increased risk of toe amputations?

p.243

Idelalisib: deaths from infections

p.243

Quinine, cramps and heart failure: deaths

p.243

Reviews


Actinic keratosis

p.244-245
First-choice treatments

Ezetimibe + statin: insufficient benefit

p.245-246
No reduction in mortality

Exercise useful for elderly women

p.246
Reduction in injurious falls

Outlook


MedDRA and pharmacovigilance

p.247-250
A complex and little-evaluated tool

Doping in East Germany: drugs as a geopolitical tool

p.251
The lessons of history

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.226

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