NPS RADAR December 2008

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Alendronate with cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) (Fosamax Plus) for osteoporosis Information about use of Alendronate with cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) (Fosamax Plus) for osteoporosis
Once-daily tramadol extended-release (Durotram XR) for pain Information about use of once-daily tramadol extended-release (Durotram XR) for pain
Brief item: Nicotine patches for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Information about PBS subsidising of Nicotine patches for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Brief item: Second human papillomavirus vaccine on NIP Information about human papillomavirus vaccine (Cervarix)
Brief item: Quetiapine extended-release tablets (Seroquel XR) PBS listed for schizophrenia Information about use of Quetiapine extended-release tablets (Seroquel XR) for schizophrenia
Brief item: Rosiglitazone: listings for triple oral therapy and combination with insulin removed Changes to PBS listings for rosiglitazone
Brief item: Alendronate with cholecalciferol (Fosamax Plus): new formulation contains more vitamin D Information about use of new higher-dose formulation of alendronate with cholecalciferol (Fosamax Plus) for osteoporosis
Brief item: Prescribing for up to 12 months allowed for some medicines for some people with chronic conditions Prescribing for up to 12 months allowed for some medicines for some people with chronic conditions
Brief item: Erratum: Memantine (Ebixa) for dementia in moderately severe Alzheimer's disease Correction of erroneous previously published dose for Memantine (Ebixa)
NPS RADAR December 2008 NPS RADAR articles provide timely, independent, evidence-based assessment of new drugs, new PBS listings and research for health professionals.