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

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Medicine Shortages

Posted: August 03, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Shortages

Shortages and discontinuations of medicines is an ongoing issue. The picture can change very quickly and different levels of stockholding in different pharmacies can mean one pharmacy reporting a shortage, while others may have sufficient stock...

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Safety: Buprenorphine patches

Posted: August 03, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Medication incidents

Brands are not all interchageable   Several brands of buprenorphine patches are available and these are not all interchangeable. We have previously reported a

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Patient education: Blood glucose monitoring

Posted: August 03, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Self monitoring of blood glucose is necessary for patients treated with insulin or other medication with a high risk of hypoglycaemia. The NHSGGC Blood Glucos...

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Reducing risk of stroke in AF

Posted: August 03, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Stroke prevention: a work in progress Three quarters of GP practices in NHSGGC have been successfully running GRASP-AF software since June 2014. This tool aims to help improve the management and care of patients with AF by assisting i...

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2016

Posted: July 21, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN MHRA Drug Safety Update valproate Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Zika Virus : Update
  • Warfarin and Miconazole: MHRA Warning
  • Valproate Abnormal Pregnancy: New Resources
  • Valsartan: Shortage
  • Creon® (pancreatin) 40,000 :Shortage
  • Sign 148: Patient Information on Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Vaccines in Immunosuppressed Patients

Posted: July 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Vaccines

The MHRA Drug Safety Update published in April 2016 reminds healthcare professionals of the risks of administering liv...

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Guideline News July 2016

Posted: July 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet Synergistic gentamicin for endocarditis Warfarin reversal in hip fracture   Updated guidelines - The following guidelines have been updated ...

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GGC Adult Therapeutics Handbook Upgrade

Posted: July 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

The GGC Medicines App and desktop site software has been upgraded and new versions will go live on 25th July 2016. Users will notice the following improvements: 

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2016

Posted: July 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Indications for Ascorbic Acid
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk
  • Vaccines in Immunosuppressed Patients
  • Quetiapine

 

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SGLT2 Inhibitors diabetic ketoacidosis risk

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors are licensed for use in type 2 diabetes to improve diabetic control. We highlighted preliminary advice on the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in

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