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n°66

August 2003

Issue Contents
Editorial

Therapeutic advance: don't forget children

p.122

New Products


Capecitabine in breast cancer: inadequately assessed

p.123-124

Rituximab in aggressive non Hodgkin lymphoma: benefits must be confirmed

p.125-126

Etanercept: useful after methotrexate failure in inflammatory rheumatism

p.127-132

Valganciclovir. CMV retinitis: a simpler oral treatment

p.133-135

Hepatitis B immunoglobulin: prolongs survival after liver transplantation

p.135-137

Paroxetine in social phobia: minimal assessment

p.137-139

Zofenopril

p.140

Topical fluticasone

p.140

Alendronic acid 70 mg

p.140

IgA-poor normal human immunoglobulin

p.140

Adverse Effects


Drug-related taste disturbances

p.141

Coxibs and anaphylactic shock

p.141

Pneumonitis and non steroidal antiandrogens

p.141

Paroxetine withdrawal syndrome

p.141

Kava: first suspended, now prohibited

p.142

Excess mortality with salmeterol as single-agent therapy

p.142

Fatal pneumopathy and gefitinib

p.142

Reviews


Statins: new data in secondary prevention and diabetes

p.143-148

Antibiotics in children with acute otitis media?

p.148-151

Acute otitis media in children: non specific analgesics are the mainstay of treatment

p.150

Acute otitis media in children: persistent symptoms on antibiotics

p.150

Identifying severe varicella: invasive superinfection

p.151

Osteoporotic fractures in men: half as frequent as in women

p.151

Outlook


Pharmaceutical sales reps: no thanks!

p.152-153

News of Prescrire Network: springtime folly

p.153

Performance of sales representatives in France: still bad

p.153-154

Free  Tour de France: ads in the saddle!

p.155

Transparency of EU medicines agencies

p.156

Forum


For postherpetic neuralgia, is gabapentin simply a second line treatment when amitriptyline fails?

p.157-158

NSAID interactions with intrauterine devices?

p.158-159

Heparin prophylaxis for a leg cast?

p.159

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