Updated SIGN clinical guideline: Pain management in adults with cancer

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) updated a clinical guideline entitled “Control of pain in adults with cancer”.  An outline of the contents (drug therapy related) in this guideline for the treatment of cancer induced pain include: Principles of pain management: introduction, World Health Organization cancer pain relief programme, using the WHO ladder. Treatment with […]

New 2009 NICE clinical guideline for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued in February 2009 an update of the rheumatoid arthritis guideline. Pharmacist Matt Robinson at his excellent “Prescribing advice for GP’s” commented the most relevant points of the guidance: This guideline recommends that treatment is started early during active disease in order to minimise damage […]

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