Category list : Drug calculations
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'Miracle' drug for cancer treatmentSubscription
A pioneering new drug appears to have cured a British man with advanced skin cancer who had been given months to live.
Do nurses in your area lack numeracy skills?Subscription
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Academic papers that questioned the widespread use of cholesterol-reducing statins are to be the subject of an independent investigation for one of the UK’s most prestigious medical journals.
Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in acute care, often at high doses. However, given inappropriately, it can have adverse effects and, in susceptible patients, its injudicious use causes harm - even death.
Audit of missed or delayed antimicrobial drugsSubscription
An audit found that more than one in 10 patients prescribed antimicrobials missed at least one dose and examined the reasons why medication was delayed or missed
Unequal access to a vital blood test means thousands of cancer patients may not be receiving the best treatment, a study has shown.
Safety review for diabetes drugSubscription
Medical experts are reviewing the safety of a widely used drug to treat diabetes after experts linked it to pancreatic cancer.
Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in the UK received £40m in 2012 from pharmaceutical companies, figures suggest.
Bowel cancer drug funding in dangerSubscription
As many as 6,500 bowel cancer patients could be denied access to life-extending drugs when a cash pot to pay for them ceases to exist at the end of the year, a charity has warned.
New once-daily diabetes drug licensedSubscription
The European Commission has given a once-a-day pill for diabetes patients marketing authorisation.