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n°6

June 1993

Issue Contents
Editorial

Harsh judgments or healthy skepticism?

p.49-50

New Products


Anti-Haemophilus vaccine

p.51-54

Large trials of the various anti-Haemophilus vaccines

p.53

Zuclopenthixol acetate preparation for intramuscular injection

p.54-55

Injectable neuroleptics and torsades de pointes

p.55

Mupirocin nasal ointment

p.56-58

Timolol + pilocarpine eye drops

p.59-60

Watch out for "russian doll" trials

p.60

Isradipine sustained release capsules

p.61-62

Ibuprofen + pseudoephedrine tablets

p.62-63

Piperacillin + tazobactam preparations for intravenous injection

p.63-64

Bisantrene preparations for injections

p.65

Clodronate as treatment for hypercalcaemia and osteolysis of malignancy

p.66-67

Mifepristone: two new indications in addition to elective abortion

p.67-68

Adverse Effects


Drug-induced torsades de pointes

p.69

Torsades de pointes due to intravenous erythromycin

p.69-70

Risks associated with suppositories

p.70-71

Silicone breast implants under close surveillance in the United States

p.71-72

French recommendations to surgeons and women

p.72

Angioedema due to angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

p.72-73

Drug fatalities in Denmark 1968-88

p.73

Mumps vaccine

p.74

Withdrawal of temafloxacin from the American market

p.74

Withdrawal of germander-based preparations

p.75

Reviews


Treatment of deep-vein thrombosis: standard or low molecular weight heparin?

p.76-80

Subcutaneous heparin versus continuous intravenous infusion

p.80

Treatment of hypertension in the elderly

p.81-83

Resurgence of mycobacterioses associated with AIDS

p.84-87

The epidemiology of tuberculosis is changing fast

p.86

Recent changes in drug-induced abortion

p.87-88

Outlook


Stock exchanges are valuable sources of drug information

p.89

Episiotomy: initiation ceremony or therapeutic necessity?

p.90-91

Eight cases of HIV infection attributed to occupational exposure in France

p.92

Antibiotic consumption

p.92-93

Surgical treatment of pneumothorax

p.93

Sleep and dreaming

p.93

Vaccination of children born to HIV-infected mothers

p.93-94

Don't believe travel agents!

p.94

Severe malaria

p.94

Organ donation

p.94

Forum


Readers'test

p.95

Sneezing nafarelin?

p.95

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