NPS RADAR May 2004

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Aripiprazole (Abilify) for schizophrenia Reviews use of aripiprazole for schizophrenia, including efficacy studies and PBS listing on cost-minimisation basis against olanzapine.
Oral inactivated cholera vaccine (Dukoral) Reviews use of oral inactivated cholera vaccine in adults and children, noting lack of PBS listing and low cholera risk for travellers.
Metoprolol succinate controlled-release (Toprol-XL) for heart failure Reviews use of controlled-release metoprolol succinate for heart failure, including diagnostic grading, titration guidelines, and comparison with other beta-blockers.
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