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

Latest News & Postscripts

LMWH in patients with solid tumours

Posted: October 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

SMC have accepted tinzaparin for extended treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism and prevention of its recurrence, in patients with solid tumours. NHSGGC specialists advise that dalteparin should remain our LMWH of choice in cancer pat...

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Guideline News

Posted: October 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Therapeutics Handbook: Infection Section Changes

Posted: October 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting. IV-Oral Antibiotic Switch Therapy (IVOST)The combin...

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2015

Posted: September 25, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN Diabetes Mental Health Dietetics Formulary Paediatrics Guidelines Update

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Epilepsy Guideline
  • Depression in Children and Young People
  • Bydureon® Device Change
  • Gluten Free Foods Formulary Update
  • Synonyms
  • TheiCal®

 

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Formulary Update (August 2015)

Posted: August 24, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

ADTC met on Monday 17th August. This blog entry contains all the Formulary decisions from that meeting.

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Community Pharmacy Update August 2015

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of Community Pharmacy Update can be accessed here and contains information on: Oral Nutritional Supplements Recovery Walk Scotland 2015 Bydureon® Pen SPHERE Bladder a...

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Heart MCN Key Messages July 2015

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

My Heart Book An updated revised version of the “My Heart Book” is now...

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Exenatide (Bydureon®) formulation change

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

The Bydureon® prolonged release (exenatide 2mg) vial & syringe delivery device is being withdrawn and will change to a pre-filled pen device. Exenatide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist prepared as a once weekly subc...

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New prednisolone tablet strengths: risk of error

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Corticosteroids

New Prednisolone Tablet Strengths:  Risks of accidental overdose Prednisolone is now also available as 10 mg and 20 mg strength tablets.  These are welcomed add...

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Asthma / COPD Inhalers of Choice

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

The ADTC has agreed recommendations from Respiratory MCN Prescribing Subgroup review of the asthma and COPD sections of the Adult Formulary for 

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