Most popular research briefings of 2017

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Research briefings published in
Clinical Pharmacist
keep our readers up to date with the latest developments in science and clinical research in just a bite-sized chunk — from promising new treatments to the repurposing of existing drugs. In 2017, our research briefings have also covered continuing work to combat the global crisis of antimicrobial resistance, from initiating and improving antibiotic stewardship to finding alternatives to the most commonly used antibiotics. Many of our most popular briefings are those covering important research into the adverse effects of commonly used drugs, from ibuprofen to the contraceptive pill.

Top ten most read research briefings from 2017

  1. Diazepam should not be added to NSAIDs for acute lower back pain, researchers say
  2. Diclofenac and ibuprofen linked to significantly increased risk of cardiac arrest
  3. Botox more effective than topiramate for chronic migraine prevention
  4. Common oral contraceptive pill has negative effect on general wellbeing
  5. ADHD drug shows promise for treating dyslexia
  6. Antihistamine shows potential to repair neuron damage in multiple sclerosis
  7. Disposable diabetes patch measures sweat glucose and delivers metformin
  8. Doxycycline shows promise as repurposed drug against Parkinson’s disease
  9. Ibuprofen raises blood pressure more than celecoxib
  10. Daily Vaseline use could be cost-effective way to prevent eczema
  1. Ibuprofen could provide alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs
  2. Proton pump inhibitors may increase risk of first stroke
  3. Doxycycline more effective than azithromycin for chlamydia
Last updated
The Pharmaceutical Journal, Most popular research briefings of 2017;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2017.20204143

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