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Aug 23, 2018

In today’s show we’re discussing the contents of the June 2018 edition of the Therapeutics Today monthly newsletter produced by The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) based in St James Hospital Dublin. I’m joined once more by Mary Teeling and MaryJo McAvin, Medical Advisors with NMIC.

We’ll cover updates on the efficacy of emollient baths in eczema, barriers to compliance with statins, and comparison of DOACs and warfarin in frail patients.

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NMIC Therapeutics Today Newsletters Online:

NMIC Management Bulletins:


00:00:14 Intro

00:01:07 Emollient Baths in Eczema – BMJ

00:01:18 NMIC Bulletin - Eczema Management

00:05:09 Statin Usage - Patients' Perspectives - BJGP

00:09:47 Frail Patients: DOACs Vs Warfarin - JAHA


Useful Links:

1) June 2018 Therapeutics Today:

2) Emollient Baths in Eczema – BMJ Abstract:

3) NMIC Bulletin - Eczema Management:

4) Statin Usage - Patients' Perspectives –BJGP Abstract:

5) Frail Patients: DOACs Vs Warfarin - JAHA DOAC Abstract:

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