Cardiovascular disease risk assessment in primary care: the role of aspirin

In February 2018, the Ministry of Health released the Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care consensus statement which included new guidance on the use of aspirin in cardiovascular disease (CVD) management.

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Assessment and management of alcohol misuse by primary care

Recent evidence shows that levels of alcohol consumption that were previously thought to be relatively safe are associated with...

Addressing methamphetamine use in primary care

Methamphetamine, commonly referred to in New Zealand as “meth” or “P”, is associated with high rates of personal and community harms.

Understanding the role of opioids in chronic non-malignant pain

There is no evidence that opioids such as tramadol are effective for managing pain long-term, yet they continue to be prescribed for this indication.

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment in primary care: managing lipids

The Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care...

Unintentional misuse of prescription medicines

There is a significant issue in the community with people taking hypnotics, opioids and other pain medicines long-term with...

Balancing the benefits and risks of prescribing antiepileptic medicines in women

Antiepileptic medicines reduce the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and are sometimes used as part of...

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Peer Group Discussions

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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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Coming up...

Our current theme is “Substance misuse”, including articles on safe prescribing of medicines with potential for misuse, alcohol use disorder and methamphetamine.

Coming soon...

Our next theme will be “Older persons health”, including articles on frailty, de-prescribing, PPIs, bisphosphonates and managing constipation.

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