NPS RADAR April 2009

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Pramipexole Information on use of pramipexole (Sifrol) for severe primary restless legs syndrome
Zoledronic acid (Aclasta) for osteoporosis after fracture Information about use of Zoledronic acid (Aclasta) in established osteoporosis
Brief item: Ziprasidone (Zeldox): another atypical antipsychotic listed for acute mania in bipolar disorder Information on use of ziprasidone (Zeldox): another atypical antipsychotic listed for acute mania in bipolar disorder
Brief item: Clopidogrel (Iscover, Plavix) PBS listing extended to cardiac stent insertion The clopidogrel PBS listing has been extended to cover stent insertion.
Brief item: Sublingual desmopressin PBS listed — where does desmopressin fit in primary nocturnal enuresis? Use of desmopressin for primary nocturnal enuresis — sublingual formulation PBS listed
NPS RADAR April 2009 NPS RADAR articles provide timely, independent, evidence-based assessment of new drugs, new PBS listings and research for health professionals.