Medicinewise News

Medicinewise News provides health professionals with up-to-date, succinct and independent information on therapeutic topics and related issues. It offers evidence-based advice on quality prescribing and use of medical tests. Medicinewise News replaces the former NPS News and Practice Review. Past issues of NPS News and Practice Review are still available to view online (see below).

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Blood pressure control

Blood pressure (BP) measurement is used to assess and manage absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Read this review of hypertension diagnosis and treatment.

Proton pump inhibitors

Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and reflux has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Lifestyle measures and regular review of patients can help reduce PPI use.