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

Latest News & Postscripts

Temazepam prescribing change 01/06/15

Posted: May 15, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Benzodiazepines Formulary Prescribing

For many years, temazepam has been in the anomalous position where although a schedule 3 Controlled Drug (CD), it has been exempt from the prescription writing requirements that apply to all other schedule 2 and 3 CDs. The Home Office has recen...

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New WOSCAN protocols (April 2015)

Posted: May 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

New WOSCAN protocols available.

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Chlorphenamine liquid 2mg/5ml, Piriton syrup Shortages

Posted: May 12, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

Prescribers are advised that there is a supply problem with chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml liquid and branded Piriton® liquid. Manufacturers are currently unable to confirm when this issue will be resolved. Supply of chlorphenamine 4mg tablets is u...

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement- No.2 (April 2015)

Posted: May 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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This bulletin contains information on ;

  • Prescribing Indicators 2015- 2016
  • Prescribing Measures 2015-2016

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Formulary Update (April 2015)

Posted: April 24, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

ADTC met on 20th April 2015. This blog entry contains all the Formulary decisions from that meeting

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Adverse Events with Controlled Drugs

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

The Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers’ (CDAO) Network (Scotland) has recently published a repor...

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Safety Alert: Drugs with Similar Names

Posted: April 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medication incidents

Rsreeach has swohn that as lnog as the fsrit and lsat lteter of a wrod is in the crorcet pcale tehn the wrod can be raed whuoitt a pbelorm.   There are several examples of errors which have happened because drugs have sim...

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2015

Posted: April 22, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Mental Health Specials

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Creon® 40,000
  • Rantidine 5mg/5ml
  • Omeprazole Oral Solution
  • Clomipramine MR discontinuation
  • New MHRA E Learning on Corticosteroids

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MUE 02: Drug induced QT prolongation

Posted: April 22, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Extra

   Drug induced QT prolongation

** This bulletin supersedes PostScript Extra No. 21 **

  • Prolongation of the QT interval can lead to a life threatening arrhythmia known as torsades de pointes
  • In the last few years a number of warnings have highlighted the risk of QT prolongation with citalopram, domperidone and ondansetron
  • Extra vigilance is required by healthcare professionals to be alert to the risk of drug induced QT prolongation and drug interactions

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Guideline News

Posted: April 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

Guideline News GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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