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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement- No.2 (April 2015)

Posted: May 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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This bulletin contains information on ;

  • Prescribing Indicators 2015- 2016
  • Prescribing Measures 2015-2016

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Formulary Update (April 2015)

Posted: April 24, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

ADTC met on 20th April 2015. This blog entry contains all the Formulary decisions from that meeting

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Adverse Events with Controlled Drugs

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

The Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers’ (CDAO) Network (Scotland) has recently published a repor...

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Safety Alert: Drugs with Similar Names

Posted: April 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medication incidents

Rsreeach has swohn that as lnog as the fsrit and lsat lteter of a wrod is in the crorcet pcale tehn the wrod can be raed whuoitt a pbelorm.   There are several examples of errors which have happened because drugs have sim...

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2015

Posted: April 22, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Mental Health Specials

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Creon® 40,000
  • Rantidine 5mg/5ml
  • Omeprazole Oral Solution
  • Clomipramine MR discontinuation
  • New MHRA E Learning on Corticosteroids

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MUE 02: Drug induced QT prolongation

Posted: April 22, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Extra

   Drug induced QT prolongation

** This bulletin supersedes PostScript Extra No. 21 **

  • Prolongation of the QT interval can lead to a life threatening arrhythmia known as torsades de pointes
  • In the last few years a number of warnings have highlighted the risk of QT prolongation with citalopram, domperidone and ondansetron
  • Extra vigilance is required by healthcare professionals to be alert to the risk of drug induced QT prolongation and drug interactions

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Guideline News

Posted: April 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

Guideline News GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Clomipramine MR Discontinuation

Posted: April 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

Novartis is discontinuing the production of Anafranil MR tablets. This discontinuation is due to the manufacturing plant closure and the lack of a suitable alternative site with the ability to produce the medicine to the same specification.&nbs...

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Creon 40 000 Unavailable

Posted: April 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

The manufacturer of Creon® (pancreatin) has advised that patients currently prescribed the 40 000 strength are likely to have difficulty obtaining it from mid April 2015. There is no indication when it will be available again.  ...

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Gabapentin and pregabalin: risk of misuse:

Posted: April 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

Public Health England recently published “Advice for prescribers on the risk of the misuse of&...

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