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n°5

March 1993

Issue Contents
Editorial

Biotech is no panacea

p.1-2

New Products


A look back at 1992

p.3-6

Didanosine tablets for oral solution

p.7-10

Zalcitabine (DDC) now available in hospitals

p.9

Apomorphine solution for subcutaneous injection

p.10-11

Subcutaneous infusion is not the ideal solution

p.11

Amorolfine 5% nail lacquer

p.12-14

Zinc gluconate oral solution

p.14-15

Alpha interferons in renal cancer and myeloma

p.16-17

Simvastatin: official approval of unsound indications

p.18-20

Foscarnet and AIDS-related Cytomegalovirus retinitis

p.20-21

Vigabatrin and childhood epilepsy

p.22-23

Mad cows

p.23-24

Adverse Effects


Neonatal risk of methylene blue

p.25

Hepatitis due to labetalol

p.25-26

Psychological disturbances due to corticosteroids in children

p.26

Zipeprol abuse

p.27-28

Lithium and pregnancy

p.28

Side-effects of omeprazole

p.29-30

Drug-associated taste disorders

p.30

Reviews


No routine screening for hypercholesterolaemia in children

p.31-33

The Muscatine study

p.32

Beware of "self-defence" aerosols

p.33-35

How to invert the upper eyelid

p.34

Treatment of Parkinson's disease

p.36-39

Cholesterol: how many deaths?

p.41-42

Outlook


Smoking world

p.40

Black skin, white masks

p.42

Pregnancy and drug therapy of tuberculosis

p.43

Actilyse° washes whitest!

p.43

Acute pyelonephritis in infants

p.43-44

Pharmacology

p.44

Weaning from mechanical ventilation

p.44-45

A textbook on the management of menopause

p.45

Guide to health in Europe

p.45

Drug-induced hepatitis

p.45

Use of LH-RH analogues for unlicensed indications

p.45

Forum


Should recombinant interleukin-2 have been licensed?

p.46

Fragments of glass in eyedrops

p.47

Febrile infants

p.47

European monitoring notebook

p.47

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