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

Latest News & Postscripts

Vitamin D: updated resources

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

NHSGGC Osteoporosis Strategy Group has produced a clinical guideline on the

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Mefenamic acid: price increase

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - NSAIDs

The May Drug Tariff price for mefenamic acid has increased significantly. <...

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Bisphosphonates: Oral Health

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw– new guidance and the role of prescribers and dispensers   Patients who are taking anti-resorptive or anti-a...

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Warfarin and miconazole oral gel potential interaction

Posted: May 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

In June 2016 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) highlighted the potentially serious clinical consequences of the interaction between miconazole oral gel and warfarin. As the Glasgow & Clyde Anticoagulant Service...

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2017

Posted: May 16, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Repeat Prescribing Local Enhanced Service Prescribing Initiatives

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Prescribing Initiatives 2017/18
  • Repeat Prescribing Local Enhanced Service
  • Errors with Levetiracetam 100mg/ml Oral Solution
  • Molludab®
  • Buprenorphine

 

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Buprenorphine prescribing

Posted: May 05, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

The NHSGGC Substitute Prescribing Management Group has decided to change from Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone) to generic single agent buprenorphine 0.4mg, 2mg and 8mg sublingual tablets across all Addiction servic...

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MHRA Updates March and April 2017

Posted: May 04, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (April 2017) includes: Valproate and neurodevelopmental...

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Adding hospital medicines to GP practice systems

Posted: May 04, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Within General Practice, it is beneficial to ensure that a patient's medicine record includes medicines that may be prescribed and supplied outwith the GP practice, such as the acute sector, community mental health teams. Examples of drugs...

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Hypoglycaemia treatment with sugary drinks

Posted: May 04, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

In response to the forthcoming “Sugar Tax” levy on the production of sugary drinks, many manufacturers are significantly reducing the amount of sugar in their products. This has implications for diabetics who may use drinks, most co...

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update May 2017

Posted: May 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has been updated and includes the following main changes: Resuscitation and Anaphylaxis section:The Management of Major Haemorrhage guideline has been updated to reflect current practices an...

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