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- 9 February 2015
Accidental fentanyl exposure in children can be fatal
Infants and children are at higher risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl, a potent opioid that treats pain. Fentanyl patches are particularly dangerous. Read more.
- 1 October 2014
Is paracetamol effective for low back pain?
An Australian study has found that paracetamol is not effective for acute low back pain. What does the trial tell us, and what is the best way to manage acute low back pain?
- 11 August 2014
Worried about dabigatran (Pradaxa)?
Stopping dabigatran suddenly is dangerous, and could put you at risk of blood clots, leading to a stroke. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits for you before making any decision about stopping dabigatran.
- 7 March 2014
Ultrasound during pregnancy
Ultrasound is routinely used to monitor the health and development of unborn babies. Find out about how it is used, and whether it is safe for you and the baby.
- 28 February 2014
Magnesium, a treatment for leg cramps?
Quinine was once standard for leg cramps but has proved to have too many adverse effects. Is magnesium an option for patients with leg cramps?
- 6 November 2013
COPD and antibiotics
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a long-term lung disorder that puts patients at risk of complications from colds and flu. Antibiotics may be appropriate for these patients, even for viral infections. Find out more.
- 31 October 2013
Keep taking your statins: benefits outweigh risks
Research shows that the benefits of statins outweigh the risks: people should keep taking their statin medicines, unless their doctor says otherwise. Read more on the risks and benefits of statins.
- 16 October 2013
What you need to know about fixed-dose combinations
What is the evidence surrounding the place in therapy of fixed-dose combination medicines and their harms and benefits?
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