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Jairia Dela Cruz, 20 Jan 2018
Empagliflozin appears to be beneficial to type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), yielding reductions in CV and all-cause mortality, as well as in heart failure and all-cause hospitalization compared with placebo, according to a study.
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Short-term treatment with methotrexate at >0.5 defined daily dose (8.75 mg/week) may help reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, while hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine have neutral effects, a retrospective study has found.
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Pharmacy-led protocol for vancomycin dosing achieves better therapeutic levels and less renal failure development, as shown in a study.

Product Highlight - Fluarix Tetra

30 Nov 2017

Fluarex Tetra - Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (split virion) vaccine (inj) 0.5 mL - GlaxoSmithKline

Flu vaccines help protect millions, but do you know there is a coverage gap?1
Choose Fluarix Tetra for your patients

  • The gap in B strain coverage from TIVs* can leave your patients unprotected.2,3,4,5
  • QIVs* can help to close the B strain coverage gap6,7
  • Fluarix Tetra is a QIV* which is generally well tolerated, is easy to administer, helps to increase protection against influenza B over TIVs*, closes the coverage gap to protect your patients and has robust data in high risk patients group6,8

*TIV: Trivalent Influenza Vaccine,QIV: Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine

References:
1. United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/quadrivalent.htm. Accessed on:3March 2017
2. Ambrose CS, Levin MJ. The rationale for quadrivalent infuenza vaccines Hum Vaccin Immunother 2012;8: 81-88
3. Jumat MR, et al. Genetic characterisation of in_uenza B viruses detected in Singapore, 2004 to 2009 BMC Res Notes 2014;7: 863
4. Belshe RB. The need for quadrivalent vaccine against seasonal influenza Vaccine 2010;28: D45–D53 5. Reed C, et al. Public health impact of including two lineages of influenza B in a quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccine Vaccine 2012;30: 1993-1998
6. GSK. Fluarix Tetra Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (split virion, inactivated). (2017).
7. Domachowske JB, Pankow-Culot H, Bautista M et al. A randomized trial of candidate inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine versus trivalent influenza vaccines in children aged 3–17 years. J Infect Dis. 2013; 207: 1878–1887.
8. Kieninger D, Sheldon E, Lin W, et al. Immunogenicity, reactogenicity and safety of an inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine candidate versus inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine: a phase III, randomized trial in adults aged 18 years. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013; 13:343.

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23 Oct 2017
Pearl Toh spoke with Dr Teh Ming Ming, senior consultant at the Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), on the major challenges of diagnosing and managing diabetes in primary care, in conjunction with the World Diabetes Day on 14 November. Awareness of the symptoms of diabetes is important, and patients should be empowered to manage their conditions.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 20 Jan 2018
Empagliflozin appears to be beneficial to type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), yielding reductions in CV and all-cause mortality, as well as in heart failure and all-cause hospitalization compared with placebo, according to a study.
13 Feb 2018
Short-term treatment with methotrexate at >0.5 defined daily dose (8.75 mg/week) may help reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, while hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine have neutral effects, a retrospective study has found.
01 Nov 2015
Pharmacy-led protocol for vancomycin dosing achieves better therapeutic levels and less renal failure development, as shown in a study.