Nice and anti-dementia drugs: a triumph of health economics over clinical wisdom?
November 22, the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical
Excellence (NICE) will publish its guidance on drugs to treat dementia.
In a Reflection and Reaction, John O?Brien asks whether NICE?s
discussion to limit the drugs only to those with moderate dementia is
the ultimate triumph of health economics over clinical judgment......
Antiepileptic drugs in development
one third of patients with epilepsy are not seizure free, despite
medication. In a Rapid Review, John Pollard and Jacqueline French look
at the mechanism of action of antiepileptic drugs that are currently
being developed, animal models for drug discovery, and the possible
development of new methods of drug delivery......
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Film: When spiritual and scientific beliefs clash
has battled with epilepsy her whole life, but after going to university
her disorder takes on a strange turn as she suffers more severe
epileptic episodes. The film takes inspiration from the true story of
Anneliese Michel who believed she was possessed by the devil. In this
month?s issue Talha Burki reviews the film, Requiem......