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Opioids and prescribing

This retrospective cohort study, published in the journal Lancet Public Health online sought to identify mortality amongst people prescribed opioid agonist therapy in Scotland between the years 2011...

Statins and risk

In support of his view that overconfidence could be endemic in medicine, Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman wrote: ‘Experts who acknowledge the full extent of their ignorance may expect to be replaced by...

Neonatal resuscitation

Baby Yousaf is born at 32 weeks gestation, birth weight of 1200 g and noted acute blood loss at birth. After 1 minute of resuscitation the heart rate is 45 bpm with no spontaneous respiration....

Pharmacological management of irritable bowel syndrome

Diagnosis of IBS can be challenging due to the wide range of symptoms patients may experience, and there are various triggers exacerbating symptoms, which can vary over time. There may also be no...

Prescribing for depression in primary care

Depression is mainly managed in primary care settings (Arroll et al, 2016). Treatment delivered in this setting include non-medicinal treatments and medication..

Managing infant and child skincare

Skin is a dynamic organ that performs several functions (Oranges et al, 2015). The skin has three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. The main function of the epidermis is to act as...

Neonatal resuscitation: answers

What dosage of adrenaline/epinephrine should be administered? .

Learning to live with COVID-19

Welcome to this June issue of Journal of Prescribing Practice. It's been a busy time since I last wrote to you all. We have welcomed our new Editor Polly and a lot has been happening in the healthcare...


A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has aimed to provide post-hoc analyses of a clinical trial that reported beneficial effects of medication reviews on...

Drug Breakdown: Fosfomycin

Day 1: Originally derived from streptomyces bacteria (1960s), the main use for the synthetic oral form of #fosfomycin since the 1990s is for uncomplicated UTIs. Still available i.v for osteomyelitis,...

More than one in six unvaccinated people report health effects of COVID-19 2 years after infection, study finds

‘Understanding the trajectory of symptom burden and recovery from long COVID is crucial for policy making, treatment decisions, and care co-ordination’ .

Statin prescribing practice

This article in the journal JAMA Cardiology presents the findings of a cluster randomised clinical trial involving 4131 patients from 28 primary care practices and 158 clinicians between October 2019...

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