Improve recording of drug allergy to reduce risk of reactions

Improve recording of drug allergy to reduce risk of reactions

Redesigning prescriptions to include information on drugs or drug classes that patients with known drug allergy should avoid, can reduce the risk of allergic reactions says NICE.

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NICE approves jaw replacement surgery, in 500th IP

NICE approves jaw replacement surgery, in 500th IP

NICE has recommended the use of jaw replacement surgery for people who have pain and difficulty opening their mouth and are unable to eat a normal diet.

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Hospitals urged to tackle incorrect use of drips

Hospitals urged to tackle incorrect use of drips

Every hospital should appoint an intravenous (IV) fluids lead to help ensure that patients receive the correct dosage and type of fluid, says NICE.

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 Pressure grows on Roche to lower breast cancer drug price

Pressure grows on Roche to lower breast cancer drug price

Leading cancer charities have joined NICE in calling on Roche to lower the price for its advanced breast cancer drug Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine).

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