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

Archive for 2018

Therapeutics Handbook: Content Update Jan 18

Posted: January 29, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

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

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MHRA Updates Dec 2017

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Summary of the content of the Drug Safety Update (December 2017)

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Use of Antivirals for Flu

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The NHSGGC Antimicrobial Management Team have published guidance on the use of antivirals for influenza. This guidance includes a link to the Public Health England guidance which has been approved for use in Scotland by the Scottish Health...

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Yellow Card Reporting

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The following is a message from Yellow Card Scotland: ‘’The Yellow Card (YC) reporting data for Scotland for the Year 2016-17 is now available in our

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LHRH agonists for Prostate Cancer

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

LHRH agonists have an important role in the management of prostate cancer.  Within NHSGGC, leuprorelin (Prostap® DCS brand) is the medicine of choice for new patients where castration therapy with an LHRH agonist i...

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Hyperkalaemia in HF: Primary Care Management

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Eplerenone and spironolactone are mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) Combining ACEI (or ARB) with MRA in patients with HF due to reduced LVEF improves major outcomes C...

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Guideline News Jan 2018

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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