NPS RADAR August 2009

Title Why read this
Teriparatide Information on use of teriparatide (Forteo) for severe osteoporosis
Rivaroxaban Information about use of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for preventing venous thromboembolism after hip or knee replacement surgery
Brief item: Praziquantel (Biltricide) tablets PBS listed for schistosomiasis Information about new PBS listing of Praziquantel (Biltricide) tablets for use in schistosomiasis
Brief item: Oxybutynin patch (Oxytrol) PBS listed as an alternative for overactive bladder Oxybutynin patches (Oxytrol) have been listed on the PBS as a restricted benefit for people who have detrusor overactivity and cannot tolerate or swallow oral oxybutynin.
Brief item: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples PBS listings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples PBS listings
Brief item: Sitagliptin with metformin (Janumet) fixed-dose combination tablets PBS listed for type 2 diabetes mellitus Sitagliptin with metformin fixed-dose combination tablets (Janumet) have been PBS listed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Brief item: Risedronate (Actonel Once-a-Month) and summary of anti-resorptive drug listings Summary of PBS listed anti-resorptive drugs for osteoporosis including the new listing for once-monthly risedronate tablets.
Brief item: Clopidogrel (Iscover, Plavix) PBS listing extended to cardiac stent insertion The clopidogrel PBS listing has been extended to cover stent insertion.
NPS RADAR August 2009 NPS RADAR articles provide timely, independent, evidence-based assessment of new drugs, new PBS listings and research for health professionals.