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  • Advance of tumor cells through lymphatic vessels

    Advance of tumor cells through lymphatic vessels

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  • Stages of walking
(lateral view and plantar view)

    Stages of walking (lateral view and plantar view)

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  • Gastric reflux

    Gastric reflux

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  • Thickening of facial features in acromegaly (female)

    Thickening of facial features in acromegaly (female)

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  • Scheuermann

    Scheuermann

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  • Narrowing of the lumbar canal

    Narrowing of the lumbar canal

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  • Development of the acromegalic face (female) progression of clinical symptoms

    Development of the acromegalic face (female) progression of clinical symptoms

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  • Colon cancer

    Colon cancer

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  • Ankylosing spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis

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  • The role of insulin in the regulation of blood sugar levels

    The role of insulin in the regulation of blood sugar levels

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  • Mitral insufficiency

    Mitral insufficiency

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  • Rhizarthrosis of the thumb

    Rhizarthrosis of the thumb

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Latest drug updates

  • 27 Jun 2017 - Drug Updates

Brimonidine gel (Mirvaso): Risk of cardiovascular events if applied to damaged skin

Advise patients not to apply brimonidine gel to irritated or damaged skin.

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  • 27 Jun 2017 - Drug Updates

Denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva▼): Risk of osteonecrosis of jaw and external auditory canal

Advise patients to report any ear pain, discharge from ear, or an ear infection during denosumab treatment.

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  • 27 Jun 2017 - Drug Updates

Yellow Card Scheme Website: Report any side effects or safety concerns with e-cigarettes and e-liquids

Information on Yellow Card Scheme Website can aid in identifying unrecognised side effects and can thereby help to support the safety of e-cigarettes.

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  • 27 Jun 2017 - Drug Updates

Restrictions to manage the risk for misuse of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine to be continued

Sale and supply of these products should be done under supervision of pharmacist or suitably trained pharmacy staff.

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  • 30 May 2017 - Drug Updates

Finasteride 1 mg (Propecia): Reports of depression and suicidal thoughts in men

Advise patients to discontinue treatment immediately if episodes of depressive illness and suicidal thoughts are reported.

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  • 28 Apr 2017 - Drug Updates

Ponatinib (Iclusig▼): Risk of vascular arterial occlusion is dose-dependent

Dose reduction of ponatinib to 15 mg a day can decrease the risk of vascular arterial occlusion.

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  • 28 Apr 2017 - Drug Updates

Multiple sclerosis: Rebound syndrome after stopping fingolimod (Gilenya▼) or switching therapy

HCPs advised to report adverse effects associated with fingolimod (Gilenya▼) or other treatments for multiple sclerosis.

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  • 28 Apr 2017 - Drug Updates

Valproate (Epilim▼, Depakote▼): High risk of neurodevelopmental disability and birth defects

Valproate should not be prescribed to women and girls of childbearing potential unless other treatments are ineffective or not tolerated.

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  • 23 Mar 2017 - Drug Updates

Pilot website to report adverse reactions of psychoactive substances

Illicit drug reaction reporting form made available for healthcare professionals,

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  • 23 Mar 2017 - Drug Updates

Canagliflozin (Invokana▼): Increased risk of lower limb amputation

Close monitoring in patients with uncontrolled diabetes and comorbidities like heart and blood vessel events.

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