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n°3

September 1992

Issue Contents
Editorial

The tip of the iceberg

p.97-98

New Products


Clozapine tablets

p.99-101

Closely supervised prescription

p.100

Do "bipolar" neuroleptics exist?

p.101

Nafarelin nasal solution

p.102-103

Endometriosis

p.103

Recombinant human erythropoietin powder and solution for parenteral use

p.103-104

New indication : Eprex°

p.104

L-carnitine oral solution, solution for injection

p.105-106

L-carnitine: for limited use only!

p.106

Anistreplase preparation for injection

p.107-109

Two price levels

p.108

Strict conditions for use

p.110

Fotemustine preparation for injection

p.110-111

Lansoprazole capsules

p.111-112

Etidronate

p.113-114

Deceitful advertising for Ginkgo biloba

p.114

Ginkgo biloba for lower-limb arterial disease?

p.114-115

Discontinued preparations

p.115

Adverse Effects


Arthralgia due to fluoroquinolones

p.117-118

Beware of bromides!

p.118-119

Torsades de pointes due to H1 antihistamines

p.119

Pseudomembranous colitis

p.120-121

Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome due to L-tryptophan

p.121-122

L-tryptophan: official safety measures

p.122

Reviews


Lead poisoning in children: an ongoing problem

p.123-126

Biological assays

p.126

Uncertain usage of long-acting nitrates

p.127-129

Welcome but late withdrawal of glafenine

p.129-130

Prophylaxis against malaria in travellers

p.131-134

French recommendations on antimalarial chemoprophylaxis for travellers

p.132

Bed net insecticides

p.133

On human recombinant erythropoietin

p.135

Also beware of floctafenine!

p.137

Outlook


Promotional pitfalls

p.136

Laboratory tests: while fasting or not?

p.138

French drug consumption from 1970 to 1980

p.138-139

Too much medical intervention in emergencies

p.139

Menopause treatments and cancer

p.139

Hepatitis B and blood donors

p.139-140

Alcoholism and smoking since 1952

p.140

Screening for anti-HTLV-I/II antibodies in france

p.140

Danger: swimming-pool

p.140-141

Intravenous filters

p.141

Alpine medicine

p.141

Social sciences can help developing countries

p.141

Homeopathy under scrutiny

p.141

Forum


Quinidine at issue

p.142

Lead poisoning

p.143

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