NOAC education and lack of antidote a concern for GPs

More than 500 MO readers responded to the online poll, which showed 62% did not think they had received enough education to start prescribing them with confidence. Respondents were almost evenly split as to whether their recent PBS listing for atrial fibrillation would (53.6%) or would not (46.4%) change their prescribing habits.

More than 25,000 patients were treated on the dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim)patient familiarisation program (PFP), which began in 2011. Some 1250 doctors, including GPs, were involved in an eight week