National guidelines exist

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.327c (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:327
  1. Donna Ellender,
  2. Patrick Waller,
  3. Susan Wood,
  4. Michael Rawlins,
  5. Michael Langman,
  6. David Salisbury,
  7. Elizabeth Wilson
  1. Higher scientific officer Head, postmarketing drug evaluation unit Director, postlicensing division; Medicines Control Agency, London SW8 5NQ
  2. Chairman Chairman, subcommittee on pharmacovigilance Committee on Safety of Medicines, London SW8 5NQ
  3. Principal medical officer Senior medical officer Department of Health, London

    EDITOR,—Philip Rice and colleagues draw attention to the problem of severe chickenpox during treatment with corticosteroids and the need for effective preventive measures.1 We have addressed this issue in several ways. The authors proposed recommendations to reduce the risk of further cases. National guidelines regarding the management of such patients were published in February 1994 in a bulletin sent to all British doctors and …

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