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

Latest News & Postscripts

Working with Clinical Suppliers

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Key actions All NHSGGC staff must: Be aware of and follow the NHSGGC

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Formulary Update (April 2016)

Posted: April 25, 2016.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC).  The new format, which is aimed at the public and patients is currently being piloted.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Liothyronine

Posted: April 25, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Levothyroxine is included in the NHSGGC Adult Formulary preferred list and is the NHSGGC thyroid hormone of choice. It is cost-effective, suitable for once daily dosing due to its long half-life and provides stable and physiological levels of t...

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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

To view this bulletin in PDF click here

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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