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

Latest News & Postscripts

Trazodone: significant cost increase

Posted: April 25, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

In recent months there have been a number of price increases affecting medicines prescribed for mental health indications.  It is projected that these price increases will cost NHSGGC an extra £600k in 2016/17 for trazodone alone. Th...

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My diabetes my way

Posted: April 25, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

My diabetes my way is the NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and...

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2016

Posted: April 14, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Open Source GP Practice Prescribing Data in Scotland
  • Prescribing Management Group- Primary Care - Prescribing Indicators 2016-2017

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Polypharmacy App

Posted: April 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

In NHSGGC, inappropriate polypharmacy has been a focus of the Mindful Prescribing Strategy from the ADTC Polypharmacy Subgroup and as well as GP initiatives. The issue has been recognised in

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Nicorandil: risk of ulceration

Posted: April 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update

The MHRA has informed health professionals of important changes to the licensed indications, modific...

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Paediatric Infection Guidelines

Posted: April 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Paediatrics Guidelines Update

The

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Medicines Update Primary Care March 2016

Posted: March 22, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Dietetics Antiplatelets MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Zika Virus
  • Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
  • Omeprazole Oral Liquids
  • Co-proxamol Cardiotoxicity
  • Bisphosphonates MHRA Warning
  • Levonorgestrel Releasing IUD's
  • Thickeners for Dysphagia

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Drug Safety Updates: bisphosphonates, trametinib and idelalisib

Posted: March 22, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The MHRA

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Valproate and risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes: new communication materials

Posted: March 14, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - pregnancy valproate

Valproate and risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes: new communication materials In January 2015, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) published

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Therapeutics Handbook for Adults: Update March 2016

Posted: March 14, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

Since August 2015 the content of the Therapeutics Handbook has only been available online via the GGC Medicines website and the App.  This allows greater flexibility to update guidelines during the year rather than at one point in time for...

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