This issue introduces a further enhancement to the evidence appraisal in the form of the GRADE systematic evaluation of the quality of evidence, endorsed by many national and international organisations as a systematic and transparent framework for communicating the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in healthcare.
Ivermectin (Stromectol) was recently given TGA approval and is now PBS listed for the treatment of typical and crusted scabies. Where does ivermectin fit in treatment?
Ferric carboxymaltose (Ferinject) is a PBS-listed parenteral iron preparation with characteristics that allow larger single doses to be administered over a shorter infusion period compared with existing IV iron preparations.
Tapentadol SR is a centrally acting opioid analgesic used for treating chronic, severe disabling pain not responding to non-opioid analgesics.
Aclidinium bromide is a long-acting anticholinergic (or long-acting muscarinic-receptor antagonist) with efficacy and safety similar to those of tiotropium and glycopyrronium, and now PBS listed for maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
NPS MedicineWise is proud to join other evidence-based organisations, including the WHO and Cochrane Collaboration, in adopting the Grades of recommendation, assessment, development, and evaluation (GRADE) framework for our various publications, starting with our 'flagship' NPS RADAR.