NICE Bites – Peripheral arterial disease & Common mental health disorders

· North West Medicines Information Centre

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NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites June 2011; No 31 includes two topics;

NICE TA223; Cilostazol, naftidrofuryl oxalate, pentoxifylline and inositol nicotinate for the treatment of intermittent claudication in people with peripheral arterial disease

NICE CG123; Common mental health disorders. Sections covered include; local care pathways, psychological and psychosocial interventions, and pharmacological treatment (antidepressants).