Some of the views expressed in the following notes on newly approved products should be regarded as preliminary, as there may have been limited published data at the time of publication, and little experience in Australia of their safety or efficacy. However, the Editorial Executive Committee believes that comments made in good faith at an early stage may still be of value. Before new drugs are prescribed, the Committee believes it is important that more detailed information is obtained from the manufacturer's approved product information, a drug information centre or some other appropriate source.

Pegatron Combination Therapy (Schering Plough)

composite packs containing vials of either 50, 80, 100, 120 or 150 microgram peginterferon alfa-2b powder for injection, and 200 mg ribavirin capsules (See 'New drugs: Peginterferon alfa-2b' Aust Prescr 2002;25:120-2)