NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Archive for 2017

Guideline News Nov 2017

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates October 2017

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (October 2017) includes: Methylprednisolone injectable medicine contai...

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Melatonin Shared Care Agreement for use in children

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The Shared Care Agreement (SCA) for melatonin use in children with sleep disturbance has been reviewed and updated to reflect a change in preferred product, with a move away from Bio-melatonin® tablets as a result of recent national effecti...

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content Update Nov 2017

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: Drug Overdose and Toxicity - changes to the

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Medicines Update Primary Care November 2017

Posted: November 08, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Diabetes NSAIDs Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update Shortages

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Zomorph® Preferred Brand Oral Morphine in Adults
  • Mefenamic Acid: Non Formulary
  • Freestyle Libre: What is it?
  • Homeopathic Prescribing Reminder
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Reminder
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin®) MHRA Warning: Rare Risk of Respiratory Depression
  • Drug Shortages

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Reminder of new BNF app

Posted: November 01, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Please remember to download the new BNF app. The old NICE BNF app is not being updated and will be withdrawn at the end of November. The new BNF app can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices....

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Formulary Update (October 2017)

Posted: October 30, 2017.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors : A new class of cancer medicine – Management of suspected adverse events

Posted: October 27, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a relatively new class of cancer medicine. They can only be prescribed by cancer specialists, however, GP’s and non-cancer specialists should have an awareness of their unique spectrum of side effects an...

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Oral Mesalazine – Preferred Brands

Posted: October 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Changes have been made to the recommendations on interchangeability of oral mesalazine preparations. The BNF now states that there is no evidence to show that any one oral preparation of mesalazine is more effective than another for ulcerative ...

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The BNF/BNFC interaction sections are changing

Posted: October 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

What’s new?The interactions section in the BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) is changing. Print copies of BNF 74 and BNFC 2017-18 have the new format and digital versions (Medicines Complete and the new ...

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