NPS RADAR August 2005

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Angiotensin II receptor antagonists: unrestricted PBS listing Reviews new unrestricted PBS listing of candesartan, eprosartan, irbesartan, and telmisartan for hypertension, heart failure, and diabetic nephropathy.
Ciclesonide (Alvesco) inhaler for asthma Reviews use of ciclesonide inhaler for asthma, with emphasis on titration to minimum dose.
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Reviews use of methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including drug control issues and combination with non-drug interventions.
Elevated cardiovascular risk with NSAIDs? Reviews evidence of elevated cardiovascular risk associated with COX-2 selective NSAIDs and provides guidelines for NSAID use and risk assessment.
NPS RADAR August 2005 NPS RADAR articles provide timely, independent, evidence-based assessment of new drugs, new PBS listings and research for health professionals.