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

Latest News & Postscripts

Butec (buprenorphine) patch

Posted: June 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

Butec® is the NHSGGC preferred brand of buprenorphine 7 day transdermal patch across primary and secondary care. It is restricted to specialist use only in elderly patients (over 65 years) where standard analgesic options are ineffective or...

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Medicines Update Oncology June 2017

Posted: June 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

NEW: Guideline for the Management of Immune-related Adverse Events The West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCaN) Guidelines for Management of Immune-related Adverse Events have recently been issued by the West of Scotland Cancer Network ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2017

Posted: June 14, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes NSAIDs The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) EFIPPS Study

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This bulletin contains informtion on:

  • The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) and the Effective Feedback to Improve Primary Care Prescribing Safety (EFIPPS) Study
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribers and Electronic Prescribing    
  • Hypoglycaemia Treatment with Sugary Drinks             

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update June 2017

Posted: June 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has been updated and includes the following main change: Cardiovascular System section: Guidelines within the cardiova...

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Guideline News May 2017

Posted: May 30, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Guideline News May 2017 

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GGC Lipid Guideline Update

Posted: May 26, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

This blog summarises the main changes of the cholesterol guidelines updated in 2017

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Vitamin D: updated resources

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

NHSGGC Osteoporosis Strategy Group has produced a clinical guideline on the

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Mefenamic acid: price increase

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - NSAIDs

The May Drug Tariff price for mefenamic acid has increased significantly. <...

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Venous Thrombosis in Patients with Malignant Disease

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Venous Thrombosis in Patients with Malignant Disease   The NHSGGC

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Bisphosphonates: Oral Health

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw– new guidance and the role of prescribers and dispensers   Patients who are taking anti-resorptive or anti-a...

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