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

Latest News & Postscripts

Guideline News (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

 

 

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Vancomycin prescribing chart tips (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Vancomycin

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting

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Community Pharmacy Update December 2014

Posted: December 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

  The latest edition of the Community Pharmacy Update bulletin can be found here. Topics include:

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Medicines Update Primary Care - November 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Respiratory Asthma Methotrexate Prescribing

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here.

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Carbamazepine Chewtabs
  • Fluoxetine 10mg
  • EMIS: Loss of interaction checking - acute methotrexate
  • Inhaler Devices
  • Drug Safety Update Information: Interferon ADRs
  • Changes to Dexamethasone Injection strength

 

 

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Medicines Update November 2014

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

The latest edition in PDF format can be found here.   You can read each article as a separate posting: Monitoring medicine...

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Monitoring medicines usage in hospitals

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Formulary Prescribing

For many years comparisons of prescribing data across GP Practices have helped to drive change and improve practice. The Hospital Medicines Utilisation Database (HMUD) offers opportunities to compare usage between Heath Boards and may provide s...

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Anti-epileptic drug prescribing

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

The MHRA issued advice in November 2013 on the appropriateness of generic prescribing of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and when a patient should stay...

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Mindful prescribing

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

The use of multiple medications is appropriate if ongoing assessment determines that all medicines remain appropriate. Polypharmacy is the use of more medicines than are clinically indicated, representing unnecessary or potentially harmful drug...

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Drug safety update: Nitrofurantoin

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The MHRA has published their updated advice as we intimated in

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Kids’ corner: Yellow cards for children

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Paediatrics

The MHRA have changed their guidelines for reporting suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children and adolescents under 18 ...

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