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The updated ‘National Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2017’ (final draft version) can be accessed on the NICD website (www.nicd.ac.za).
Ning and colleagues recently published their research in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Their study looked at reducing the dose of olanzapine or risperidone in stable schizophrenic patients and the effect on cognitive function and symptoms.
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We are excited to announce the launch of our newly updated SA HIV/TB Hotline app, which is now available, free, for both Android and iPhones.
Yao and colleagues published their research in the Annals of Internal Medicine in July 2020, looking at the association of short course oral corticosteroid therapy with severe adverse events.
.The FDA now advises the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be avoided from the 20th week of pregnancy.
A medicine safety letter highlights the risk of acute kidney injury in patients treated with fluoroquinolones concomitantly with ace-inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).
As the COVID vaccine roll-out begins in earnest there are many questions and concerns from the public and healthcare workers.
We've made a list of useful and reliable links to information on COVID-19.
An article in the February Lancet discussed lessons learnt from eleven countries that are moving toward universal health coverage (UHC). An interesting read, as South Africa negotiates a National Health Insurance system.
Prescription drugs were previously assigned pregnancy categories A, B, C, D and X, which essentially over-simplified the issue. These categories will now be replaced with three detailed sub-sections that describe risks in a real world context.