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

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Guideline News

Posted: July 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Dabigatran SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Anticoagulants Wounds Cancer Prescribing Guidelines Update

Guideline News Updated GGC Guidelines now available on Staffnet

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SGLT2 inhibitors diabetic ketoacidosis risk

Posted: July 24, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The MHRA published advice in June 2015 on the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with...

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Community Pharmacy Update Summer 2015

Posted: July 24, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation Antimicrobial Prescribing Vaccines

The latest edition of Community Pharmacy Update can be accessed here and contains information on: Direct acting antivirals for Hepat...

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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 - NSAIDs MHRA Drug Safety Update

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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