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Extended-release methylphenidate: A review of the pharmacokinetic profiles of available products

23 December 2020This review discusses current NICE recommendations for the use of methylphenidate for the treatment of ADHD and describes the pharmacokinetic differences between the currently available…

Equivalent doses of oral benzodiazepines

8 December 2020Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used anxiolytics and hypnotics. There are major differences in potency between different benzodiazepines and this difference in potency is important…

Written Instruction for the administration of seasonal ‘flu vaccination (2020/21 version)

24 November 2020UPDATED AUTUMN 2020 to reflect legislation changes and UK availability of Flublok (QIVr) Following advice issued in Spring 2018 advising on the use of Patient…

Induction Training Course for Pharmacy Trust Buyers

18 November 2020This article is designed to cover those items that pharmacy trust buyers (i.e. the person in the trust responsible for managing the sourcing and procurement of…

Summary of NICE guidance for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

14 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated its guideline to indicate that an ECG is not needed before starting stimulants, atomoxetine…

Summary of NICE guidance for Eating disorders – recognition and treatment

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Cerebral palsy in under 25s

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities / Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities

13 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…