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

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Formulary Update (Dec 2015)

Posted: December 16, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee met on Monday 14th December. This blog details the Formulary decisions made at that meeting.

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Pioglitazone shortage

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

All strengths of pioglitazone tablets are currently in short supply. Further deliveries are expected during December and January however overall supply may be limited.  To conserve supplies and ensure that patient management is not comprom...

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Instalments for CDs

Posted: December 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Benzodiazepines

Instalment Prescriptions for CDs: Updated Home Office Wording   Prescriptions for Controlled Drugs which are supplied in instalments must contain specific wording to allow supply in advance of public holida...

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New WOSCAN protocols (November 2015)

Posted: December 01, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols have been prepaed in response to national guidance and are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site (NHS network access required):

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Guideline News December 2015

Posted: December 01, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

New and updated NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Naloxone take home doses

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

Opioid drug users are at a high risk of a drug related death on discharge from hospital. Services have been developed to ensure those with a current or previous history of opiate misuse are given overdose awareness training and a naloxone suppl...

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Medicines Update Primary Care November 2015

Posted: November 19, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Side- effect of PPI's
  • Prescribing for Yourself
  • Outcome of the Review of the Gluten Free Foods Service
  • Sildenafil Prescribing
  • Shared Care Protocols
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Scheme

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Drug Safety Updates: crizotinib and vemurafenib

Posted: November 18, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The Medicines Healthcare and Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published new safety information relating to crizotinib and vemurafenib

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Drugs for Doctors’ Medical Bags

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

The Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin has published advice on which drugs might be suitable for GPs to carry on home visits. One article looks at adults; one at

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Ketamine

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

On Monday 30th November 2015, ketamine will become a schedule 2 Controlled Drug. The change was introduced on the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs following increasing evidence o...

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