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n°179

February 2017

Issue Contents
Editorial

Free  Neuroleptics: too readily prescribed

p.31

New Products


Sacubitril + valsartan (Entresto°) in chronic heart failure

p.33-37
Favourable results in highly selected patients

Mepolizumab (Nucala°) in asthma

p.38-39
Another poorly effective immunosuppressant

Perampanel (Fycompa°) and refractory generalised epilepsy

p.40-41
A last resort

Free  Idebenone (Raxone°) and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy

p.41
Unacceptable risks, in the absence of proven efficacy

Regulators' failings

p.41

Entecavir (Baraclude°) and chronic hepatitis B in children

p.42-43
Another option, but many long-term unknowns

INN Common stem: -peridone

p.43

Adverse Effects


Extrapyramidal disorders with domperidone

p.44

Tramadol: fatal overdoses in children

p.44-45

Hormonal contraceptive + enzyme inducer: unintended pregnancies

p.45

Long-acting injectable olanzapine: post-injection syndrome

p.46

Methylphenidate: cardiac disorders

p.46-47

Benfluorex: adverse effects reviewed, 1976-2015

p.47

NSAIDs in children: gastrointestinal bleeding

p.47

Reviews


Mosquito and tick bites: individual prophylaxis

p.48-50
First-choice treatments

Metastatic colorectal cancer

p.51
Regorafenib: a few extra weeks of life, but with many serious adverse effects

Outlook


The French "transparency" database: what are the "agreements" between Prescrire and drug companies?

p.52-54
Drug companies pay for subscriptions to Prescrire

Switzerland: community pharmacists providing consultations for common medical conditions

p.54-55
Initial evaluations are positive

Masthead


Free  Masthead

p.30

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