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

Latest News & Postscripts

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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New Standardised Supplementary Prescription Charts

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

New Standardised Supplementary Prescription Charts (Acute)   Background   A supplementary prescription chart is one which ...

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Community Pharmacy Update March 2015

Posted: April 02, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition contains information on   Congratulations for local community pharmacy award winners Stock Shortages Medicines Management LES Gluten Free Food Service Inhale...

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement- No.1 (March 2015)

Posted: April 02, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Specials

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • prescribing specials
  • GGC process for authorising specials
  • selecting specials on EMIS/InPS

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Levofloxacin Monotherapy in Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia (Penicillin Allergic)

Posted: April 02, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Levofloxacin Monotherapy in Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia (Penicillin Allergic) Levofloxacin is a broad spectrum fluroquinolone antibiotic. It has recently been introduced to NHSGGC Empirical Antibiotic Prescribin...

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Medicines Update Primary Care - March 2015

Posted: March 31, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Formulary Prescribing Adrenaline

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs issued outwith the practice
  • Prescribing drugs with similar names
  • Synonyms update
  • Insulin pen needles and lancets
  • Adrenaline for anaphylaxis

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Formulary Update (Febr 2015)

Posted: March 30, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

ADTC met on 15th Feb - this blog entry contains all the Formulary decisions from that meeting

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Safe prescribing of corticosteroid eye drops

Posted: March 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Eye

Potential patient safety concerns were raised to East Dunbartonshire prescribing group relating to patients inadvertently continuing to use corticosteroid eye drops beyond the recommended duration. A local audit of patients after catara...

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Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia (SAB) in NHSGG&C

Posted: March 18, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) in NHSGG&C

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Neuropathic Pain Guidelines Updated

Posted: March 09, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

The updated NHSGGC Chronic Non-...

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