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

Latest News & Postscripts

New WOSCAN protocols (November 2015)

Posted: December 01, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols have been prepaed in response to national guidance and are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site (NHS network access required):

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Guideline News December 2015

Posted: December 01, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

New and updated NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Naloxone take home doses

Posted: November 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Opioids

Opioid drug users are at a high risk of a drug related death on discharge from hospital. Services have been developed to ensure those with a current or previous history of opiate misuse are given overdose awareness training and a naloxone suppl...

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Medicines Update Primary Care November 2015

Posted: November 19, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Side- effect of PPI's
  • Prescribing for Yourself
  • Outcome of the Review of the Gluten Free Foods Service
  • Sildenafil Prescribing
  • Shared Care Protocols
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Scheme

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Drug Safety Updates: crizotinib and vemurafenib

Posted: November 18, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The Medicines Healthcare and Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published new safety information relating to crizotinib and vemurafenib

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Drugs for Doctors’ Medical Bags

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

The Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin has published advice on which drugs might be suitable for GPs to carry on home visits. One article looks at adults; one at

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Ketamine

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

On Monday 30th November 2015, ketamine will become a schedule 2 Controlled Drug. The change was introduced on the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs following increasing evidence o...

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Controlled Drugs: Private Requisition Forms

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

From Monday 30th November, new legislation governing the paperwork to be used for stock orders for schedule 2 or 3 CDs in the community is coming into force. We have been advised that there is no change to the existing arrang...

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Mirabegron and severe hypertension

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update

Following reports of severe hypertension including hypertensive crisis associated with cerebrovascular and cardiac events, the

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Tiotropium for asthma

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

Tiotropium has been added to the Adult Total Formulary as add on treatment in adult asthmatic patients at step 4 with poorly controlled asthma (at least one course of oral steroids for a severe exacerbation in the last year) who have persistent...

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