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April 2015

Volume 53

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Welcome to Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB)

For 50 years, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) has provided rigorous and independent evaluations of, and practical advice on, individual treatments and the overall management of disease for doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

DTB has always been wholly independent of the pharmaceutical industry, Government and regulatory authorities. DTB is also free of advertising and other forms of commercial sponsorship.

DTB Calls for reform of NHS Prescription Charges

The NHS prescription charge has long been a contentious issue. This charge has been abolished in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, leaving patients in England alone in the UK in having to pay for their prescriptions. Although there are many exemptions from the prescription charge, these appear illogical and unfair. DTB believes that the prescription charge is a poorly conceived, manifestly unfair tax and is in need of reform.

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Upcoming DTB Topics

Upcoming DTB topics include:

Healthy diets                             Levonogestrel IUS

Osteoporosis                              Alprostadil cream

Lurasidone                                 Drug Shortages

Prescription Charges                Olodaterol

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DTB scans sources of information on treatments, disease management and other healthcare topics. This information is presented in a succinct, contextualised summary to keep our readers up-to-date - DTB Select


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