NPS RADAR February 2004
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|Deferiprone (Ferriprox) for thalassaemia major
||Reviews use of deferiprone for thalassaemia major in patients unable to take desferrioxamine and notes Section 100 Private hospital authority requirement.
|Escitalopram (Lexapro) for major depressive disorder
||Reviews use of escitalopram for major depressive disorder, including comparison with citalopram and isomer drug design.
|Medicines used in palliative care
||Describes Palliative Care Section of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits and lists medicines included in this section.
|Triptans for migraine
||PBAC has increased maximum quantity of naratriptan, sumatriptan, and zolmitriptan to 4 tablets with 5 repeats for patients with more than one migraine each month.
|NPS RADAR February 2004
||NPS RADAR articles provide timely, independent, evidence-based assessment of new drugs, new PBS listings and research for health professionals.