Prescribing report: Proton pump inhibitor prescribing in primary care

This report provides prescribers with data about the patients they have prescribed for and in their practice who are taking PPIs to facilitate...

Managing constipation in older people

Constipation is common in older people due to factors such as multimorbidity, polypharmacy, frailty, dehydration, a lack of exercise and poor diet.

Prescribing for a trial period: when and how?

When initiating or changing the dose of a medicine, simple changes to the prescription can allow pharmacists to...

Hepatitis C management in primary care has changed

A new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) oral regimen for the treatment of hepatitis C, glecaprevir + pibrentasvir (Maviret) will...

Hepatitis C is now curable:
contributed by Dr Tony Farrell

With the addition of Maviret to the pharmaceutical schedule, providing curative treatment to people with hepatitis C is now easier than ever.

Stopping proton pump inhibitors in older people

Over one-third of people aged 65 years and older in New Zealand were dispensed a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in the last year.

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Feature letters New

Selected letters from readers with interactive feedback

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Antibiotics Guide Updated

Antibiotics Guide 2017 edition

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The COPD prescribing tool Updated

Pharmacological treatment options for patients with COPD

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