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n°190

February 2018

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Misleading health reports in the mainstream media

p.31

New Products


Injectable methotrexate and ectopic pregnancy

p.33-37
An alternative to surgery but with the risks of a cytotoxic drug, teratogenic in the case of short delay before conception

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda°) monotherapy and me­tastatic or inoperable lung cancer

p.38-39
Encouraging results in first-line treatment need to be confirmed

Palbociclib (Ibrance°) and inoperable or metastatic breast cancer

p.40
Unfavourable harm-benefit balance

INN Common stem: -piprazole

p.40

Adverse Effects


Drug-induced tremor

p.41-44
Sometimes a sign of overdose or withdrawal

Levothyroxine: predictable disorders caused by a change in formulation

p.45-46

Reviews


COPD: a role for long-term azithromycin?

p.47-49
Uncertain benefits, established harms

Advanced melanoma

p.50
Risks from combining two immunostimulants

Free  Localised prostate cancer

p.51
Immediate treatment, or not: 10-year results

Outlook


A pictogram on boxes of teratogenic or fetotoxic drugs

p.52-53
An opportunity to discuss the dangers of drugs during pregnancy

Free  Conditional marketing authorisation: based on very little data

p.54

Free  Virtual evaluation

p.55
Increased threat to patient safety

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.30

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