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Misoprostol, a prostaglandin E1 analogue indicated for ulcer treatment, has been widely used as an abortifacient by women in Brazil, where abortion is legal only in cases of rape or incest, or to save the woman's life. Because misoprostol is an inefficient abortifacient, many women who use it have incomplete abortions and need uterine evacuation. We(More)
The Database of Individual Patients' Experience of illness (DIPEx) is a multimedia website and CD-ROM that links patients' experiences with evidence-based information about treatments and the illness itself and with a range of other resources that may be useful, including support groups and links to other websites. DIPEx aims to identify the questions that(More)
Many recommended drug doses are higher than necessary, for two reasons. Drugs are often introduced at a dose that will be effective in around 90% of the target population, because this helps market penetration. Doses are also partly determined by an irrational preference for round numbers. The dose excess due to such digit preference may be as much as 70%(More)
A preservative system for cosmetics and toiletries containing as active ingredients a mixture of methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone (1.5%) is an important cause of cosmetic allergy in many European countries. Most cases have been caused by products of the "leave-on" variety, such as moisturising creams. The use of isothiazolinone(More)