Wednesday May 31, 2023

Aciclovir PEP after VZ exposure in pregnancy, falls and fractures with aspirin, an inclisiran rant

In this podcast, James Cave (Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (Deputy Editor) talk about the June 2023 issue of DTB. They discuss new guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis
for varicella or shingles during pregnancy ( They review the effect of low-dose aspirin on fractures and falls (, and talk about a study that does not provide meaningful cardiovascular outcome data for inclisiran ( The main review article explores hospitalisation as a consequence of medication-related harm and the need to reduce the burden of harm caused by medication ( They begin by discussing an announcement from NHS England that antibiotics will be provided without the need for a prescription from community pharmacies to free up GP time.

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