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

Latest News & Postscripts

Exenatide (Bydureon®) formulation change

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The Bydureon® prolonged release (exenatide 2mg) vial & syringe delivery device is being withdrawn and will change to a pre-filled pen device. Exenatide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist prepared as a once weekly subc...

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New prednisolone tablet strengths: risk of error

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Corticosteroids

New Prednisolone Tablet Strengths:  Risks of accidental overdose Prednisolone is now also available as 10 mg and 20 mg strength tablets.  These are welcomed add...

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Asthma / COPD Inhalers of Choice

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

The ADTC has agreed recommendations from Respiratory MCN Prescribing Subgroup review of the asthma and COPD sections of the Adult Formulary for 

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BNF and Therapeutics Handbook -new arrangements for access

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook Prescribing Guidelines Update

BNF and Therapeutics Handbook – new arrangements for access BNF and BNF for Children (CBNF)   • NHSGGC are beginning the transition away from printed copies and staff are...

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2015

Posted: August 13, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Eye Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Lumigan® 0.3mg/ml eye drops
  • E- Formulary Update
  • High Cost/ Expensive Medicines

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2015

Posted: July 29, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - NSAIDs MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Vitamin E for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dry Eye Management
  • Ibuprofen Safety Update MHRA
  • New Selfhelp4stroke website
  • Safety Alert Minims Unit Dose Eye Drops
  • Availability of Fosfomycin 3g sachets

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Guideline News

Posted: July 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Dabigatran SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Anticoagulants Wounds Cancer Prescribing Guidelines Update

Guideline News Updated GGC Guidelines now available on Staffnet

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SGLT2 inhibitors diabetic ketoacidosis risk

Posted: July 24, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The MHRA published advice in June 2015 on the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with...

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Community Pharmacy Update Summer 2015

Posted: July 24, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation Antimicrobial Prescribing Vaccines

The latest edition of Community Pharmacy Update can be accessed here and contains information on: Direct acting antivirals for Hepat...

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Diabetes MCN Key Messages

Posted: July 17, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

July 2015   Concentrated insulins 2015 (higher strength insulin products - > 100units/ml) The Diabet...

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