Cochrane review podcast: Commercial spacers as effective as home-made?

Spacers in combination with metered-dose inhalers for delivery of bronchodilator drugs have proved to be effective. However, in some low income areas ( mainly in developing countries) it may not be something affordable or accesible to patients. As a response to this issue, home-made spacers (tipically with plastic bottles) have been widely used. In┬áthis Cochane […]

Review of retapamulin (Altargo), a new topical antibiotic for skin infections

Information from Health Canada about retapaumulin (Altargo), a pleuromutilin antibiotic for the treatment of impetigo and skin infections. On March 19, 2008, Health Canada issued a Notice of Compliance to GlaxoSmithKline Inc. for the drug product AltargoTM. AltargoTM contains the medicinal ingredient retapamulin which is an antibiotic. AltargoTM is indicated for use in adult and […]