Category list : Drug calculations
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Cholesterol-lowering drugs can directly increase the risk of diabetes because of the way they function, research has shown.
A new drug for skin cancer patients should be made available for widespread use on the NHS, health officials have said.
Single pill 'aids heart patients'Subscription
Heart attack survivors given multiple pills instead of one are less likely to follow treatment regimes - putting themselves at risk of a repeat attack, a new study suggests.
Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing StudentsSubscription
‘Definitely nursing students of any branch, potential applicants for nursing, and anyone who has graduated that wants to brush up on their drug calculations skills, should read this book’
Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving related lifestyle factors, according to a large randomised trial.
A new way of screening drugs using samples of beating heart tissue has been pioneered by UK scientists, which it is claimed could lead to safer treatments while avoiding risky human trials or distressing animal experiments.
Nurses’ prescribing behaviour at a mental health trust was compared with that of their medical mentors to assess similarities and differences
The number of statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs given to patients has trebled in the last decade, new figures show.
It is important that both patients and health professionals are aware of the risk of Clostridium difficile infection associated with antibiotic prescriptions in outpatient settings
A watchdog U-turn could allow thousands of patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer to receive a pioneering drug that helps the immune system destroy tumours.