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

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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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Infliximab biosimilar

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

NHSGGC have selected Remsima® as the preferred biosimilar infliximab.  The reference product (Remicade®) will continue to be available an...

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Retinoid Preparations

Posted: July 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update

Retinoid containing preparations are prescribed in the treatment of severe acne, eczema and psoriasis by physicians with experience in their use. Within NHSGGC, this is generally under the supervision of a consultant dermatologist with prescrip...

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Ibuprofen Safety Update

Posted: July 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update NSAIDs

The MHRA has published updated advice on cardiovascular risks of high dose ibuprofen and interaction of ibuprofen with aspi...

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Safety Alert: MinimsĀ® Unit Dose Eye Drops

Posted: July 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Eye

The manufacturer has removed the labelling on the Minims® unit dose vials. The label previously had an identification code and abbreviated strength printed on the body of the container. The strength is now embossed

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Heart MCN Key Messages

Posted: July 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

Hypertension guidelines The newly revised version of the

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2015

Posted: June 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Vaccines Prescribing

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • Local Enhanced Services 2015/16
  • Polypharmacy Guidance 2015
  • Shingles Vaccination Reminder
  • Medicines with or after food

 

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Formulary Update (June 2015)

Posted: June 15, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

ADTC met on Monday 8th January. This blog entry contains all the Formulary decisions from that meeting

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High strength insulin: safety update

Posted: May 28, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Several new high strength insulin products are now on the market. Both Humalog Kwikpen® (insulin lispro) and Tresiba Flextouch® (insulin degludec; non-Formulary) are available as 100units/mL and 200units/mL. There are differences in the...

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Amiodarone and hepatitis C anti-virals: avoid concomitant use

Posted: May 28, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

A recent MHRA alert advises prescribers of the risk...

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