NGC Update Service: August 8, 2016

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August 8, 2016

New This Week

Guideline Summaries

American Academy of Neurology

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Division of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Chinese Pharmacological Society New Developer

Withdrawn Guideline Summaries

The guideline summary listed below has been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because it no longer meets the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Summaries Archive for a complete list of summaries that have been withdrawn from NGC.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

  • UK guideline for the use of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure (2011).

Announcements

Redesigned NGC Site Launched

We have optimized NGC for tablet and mobile device viewing! Learn More about the new site.

Conference News

The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 13th annual conference will take place from September 27-30, 2016 in Philadelphia. This conference will be co-hosted by the American College of Physicians, ECRI Institute and Penn Medicine. The theme is "Individualised Guidelines and Clinical Performance Measurement in an Era of Personalised Medicine." Registration open. For more information, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.

NGC Spotlight

Find video tutorials on searching and browsing NGC on the Help & About page.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory

July 26, 2016: Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use: FDA approved changes to the labels of fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs for systemic use (i.e., taken by mouth or by injection). These medicines are associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system that can occur together in the same patient. As a result, FDA revised the Boxed Warning, FDA's strongest warning, to address these serious safety issues. In addition, FDA updated other parts of the drug label including the Warnings and Precautions and Medication Guide sections.

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