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

Latest News & Postscripts

Prescribing in Kidney Disease (August 2014)

Posted: July 31, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Prescribing AKI is common in hospitalised patients with intercurrent illness, multiple co-morbidities and polypharmacy.  It is defined as a sudden and sustained decline in Glo...

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Medication Allergy Documentation (August 2014)

Posted: July 31, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Medication Allergy Documentation Poor documentation of allergies and intolerances can result in the administration of inappropriate medicines to patients with the potential to cause signifi...

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Launch of new GGC Medicines App (August 2014)

Posted: July 30, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The GGC Medicines App is now available for Apple and Android devices.  Once downloaded much of the content is available without an internet connection.  Access is provided to the following resources: 1. Therapeutics Handb...

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PostScript Primary Care - July 2014

Posted: July 15, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Smoking Cessation Methotrexate

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here.

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Varenicline (Champix®) PGD
  • Subcutaneous Methotrexate
  • C.difficile and PPIs
  • Gabapentin - abuse potential
  • Buccal midazolam
  • Sucralfate (Antepsin®) shortage
  • Visitors from overseas - Guidance for General Practice
  • PostScript Rebranding

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Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (July 2014)

Posted: July 07, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Clopidogrel or ticagrelor are indicated as part of a dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) regimen along with indefinite aspirin for management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and / or undergoing percutaneous coron...

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Safety Update: Domperidone (July 2014)

Posted: July 07, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

The MHRA has recently recommended changes to the use of domperidone, including restricting the dose and duration of use, to minimise the known risks of ...

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PPIs and Clostridium Difficile (July 2014)

Posted: July 07, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is one of the important healthcare associated infection in Scottish hospitals. It is life-threatening (reported mortality rate 10 - 30%) and has the potential for person to person spread ...

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Drug induced photosensitivity (July 2014)

Posted: July 07, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

At this time of year, with improving weather and the peak holiday period, the incidence of reactions to sun increase. Some medicines cause particular problems. Dr Paula E Beattie, Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Hos...

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ADTC decisions and other updates

Posted: July 07, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

  ADTC decisions are here including: The following medicines were added to the Adult Total F...

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PostScript 82 PDF (July 2014)

Posted: July 07, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

This edition can be accessed in PDF format here and contains articles on:   Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Safety Update: Do...

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