Perspectives

Sadly, although there are plans to continue the Erice meetings to consider other globally important aspects of pharmacology, therapeutics and drug safety, "A New Erice Report Considering the Safety of Medicines in the 21st Century"1was published just after the death...

Focus on

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), also known as New Oral Anticoagulants (NAOs), have for the first time provided a therapeutic alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), of which warfarin is the prototype, indicating neither inferiority nor superiority in the prevention of stroke in case of non...

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Drugs & Pregnancy
In an article that appeared in Focus Pharmacovigilance in 2014 the main adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs were discussed.1 In this article it was emphasised that the use of these drugs during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of foetal malformations and how the extent of this risk varies...