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Patients taking oral anticoagulants require appropriate management in order to receive the maximum benefit from treatment with...
Metoprolol succinate accounts for almost three-quarters of the beta-blockers dispensed in New Zealand. There is, however, little...
The risks and benefits of treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are different for individual patients with COPD. There...
Subsidy changes for medicines used to treat patients with COPD came into effect on March 1, 2016. In this article we discuss how...
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Pharmacogenomics for General Practitioners: Time for clinical application
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In New Zealand, Medsafe is responsible for the regulation of generic medicines. This involves evaluating the manufacturing processes,...
Antiplatelet drugs including aspirin, clopidogrel and dipyrimadole, reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events by about 20-25%...
From July 2007, Glaxo Smith Kline has distributed a new formulation of Eltroxin 50 microgram and 100 microgram. Since then, there...
• Calcium Supplementation and the risk of myocardial infarction
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Explains bioequivalence, how it’s regulated in New Zealand and the main validity issues.
An overview of the CYP450 system with particular reference to the metabolism of antidepressant drugs.
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In this article we provide an overview and guidance on the management of patients taking lithium.
Pharmacogenetics: relevance in the treatment of depression
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