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

Latest News & Postscripts

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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What's new with vitamin D

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

New high dose preparations Several new high dose colecalciferol (vitamin D) preparations have recently been licensed in the UK, including:• Aviticol® 20,000 unit capsule• Fultium® D3 20,000 unit...

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2015

Posted: May 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Covert Medication
  • SPC's

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New WOSCAN protocols (May 2015)

Posted: May 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site

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Drug Safety Update: Pomalidomide

Posted: May 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The Medicines Healthcare and Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published new safety information relating to risks of cardiac failure, interstitial lung disease and hepatotoxicity with pomalidomide.  For full information

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Community Pharmacy Update April 2015

Posted: May 20, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition is available here. It has information on: Special Prescriptions Bowel Cancer Codeine fo...

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Amiodarone and dronedarone: monitoring

Posted: May 15, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dronedarone

Amiodarone is an effective anti-arrhythmic, but it is associated with significant adverse effects: thyroid toxicity, hepatotoxicity and pulmonary toxicity. SIGN have provided clear guidance on amiodarone use and monitoring to minimise drug rela...

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Novel psychoactive substances: acute and chronic harms

Posted: May 15, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

Novel Psychoactive Treatment UK Network (NEPTUNE) was developed to improve clinical practice in the management of harms resulting from the use of club drugs and novel psychoactive substances. It is aimed at clinicians working in a range of fron...

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