Spotlight

Every month, the subjects in Prescrire’s Spotlight.

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Gentian violet used when breastfeeding: irritant and carcinogenic

Pinworm infection: easy to detect and easy to treat

Proton pump inhibitors: increased risk of severe covid-19

Covid-19 patients who are not hospitalised: anticoagulation is rarely justified

Cannabidiol (Epidyolex°) in certain severe forms of childhood epilepsy: an option to consider, but liver function must be monitored

In the September issue of Prescrire International. VEGF inhibitors: arterial aneurysm and dissection

Evidence required: for covid-19 too

Mild asthma: adapt treatment according to patients’ needs

Priapism: urgent medical attention required

Drug shortages: a source of errors and adverse events, which should be reported

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