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SSRIs/SNRIs - Risk of bleeding

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2022

Category - Medicines Update

Key points SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors) are associated with a risk of bleeding, especially upper GI bleedingThe risk of GI bleeding ...


VSL#3 & Vivomixx removed from Drug Tariff

Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Category - Medicines Update

Following a review by the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS) back in 2018, the probiotic food supplements VSL#3® and Vivomixx® were removed from Part XV of the Drug Tariff in England. The Committee concluded that the evidence did not sufficiently demonstrate that the products are clinically effective.