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n°65

June 2003

Issue Contents
Editorial

Yes, it's possible!

p.82

New Products


Oral oxycodone: no better than oral morphine

p.83-84

Oseltamivir: an antiviral agent with little impact on influenza

p.85-88

Rofecoxib in rheumatoid arthritis: no better than other NSAIDs

p.89-90

Lutropin alfa, combined with follitropin for follicular developement: no better than menotropin

p.91-92

Liposomal doxorubicin in breast cancer

p.93-95

Interferon alfacon-1: basically a me-too interferon alfa

p.95-96

Lamotrigine, new indication as first-line monotherapy: useful in some cases

p.97

Cefotiam: no better than other antibiotics for acute otitis media in adults

p.97

Eletriptan: me-too triptan for migraine attacks

p.97

Adverse Effects


Ocular adverse effects of sildenafil

p.98-99

Withdrawal syndrome and dependence: tramadol too

p.99-100

Fatal acute iron intoxication

p.101-102

Sibutramine: EMEA under industry's thumb

p.102

Hepatitis B vaccine (update)

p.102

Erythroblastopenia with epoetin (continued)

p.102

Reviews


Contraindications to vaccination in children: mainly immunosuppression and a history of severe reactions

p.103-107

Vaccine contraindications during pregnancy

p.105

Acute otitis media in adults

p.108-109

When to vaccinate travellers against meningococci

p.109-110

Lamotrigine and partial epilepsy in children

p.110

Preventing pulmonary embolism

p.111

Outlook


Therapeutic advance: medicines agencies found wanting

p.112

Medicines agencies do not demand sufficient comparative evaluation

p.113-114

Appetite suppressants: second decision of the European Court

p.114-115

Medicines in Europe campaign: go to www.Prescrire.org

p.115-116

2002 Prescrire financial report

p.116-117

High tech rhetoric

p.118

2002 Prescrire Awards: avoidance reactions

p.118

Drug treatment of existential problems

p.118

Forum


Pharmacology: selective for whom?

p.119

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