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PostScript Acute 16 (Apr 2014)

Posted: April 04, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:
  • Clozapine, depot antipsychotics and Medicines Reconciliation
  • Voriconazole safety message
  • Guideline News
  • Iron and antibiotics interaction
  • Learning from incidents: Gentamicin dose frequency errors

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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PostScript Primary Care - March 2014

Posted: March 26, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Contraceptives Mental Health Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Clomipramine shortage
  • Combined oral contraceptives
  • Addison's Disease
  • Polypharmacy LES 2013/14 Final Submission
  • Vitamin D FAQ and Patient Information Leaflet
  • Strontium Ranelate Restriction
  • Searching for Drug Allergies or adverse reactions on EMIS
  • Changes to PostScript Alerts

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Voriconazole: prescribing safely (PostScript 80)

Posted: March 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Voriconazole is a broad spectrum, triazole antifungal agent indicated primarily in immunocompromised patients with progressive, possibly life-threatening infections, eg invasive aspergillosis. Treatment of candidaemia in non-neutropenic patient...

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Corticosteroids in palliative care (PostScript 80)

Posted: March 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care

Prompted by regular requests for advice about use of steroids in palliative care patients in the community, an audit was undertaken to establish the care issues and whether there were any problems. Notes from 15 community based patients were re...

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Prescribing and addiction issues in prisons (PostScript 80)

Posted: March 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

Dr Grace Campbell, Lead Clinician in Prison Health highlights some recurring issues which face doctors in that setting.   Healthcare within prisons was a non-NHS service organised by the Scottish Prison Service unt...

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Webwatch: Drugs in Lactation (PostScript 80)

Posted: March 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

The UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service (UKDILAS), was established as a national service in 1980 and is aimed mainly at supporting local medicines information services on all medicines-related aspects of lactation, but is also available to a...

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PostScript 80 PDF

Posted: March 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

The latest edition of PostScript can be found in PDF format here.   ADTC decisions can be found

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PostScript Community Pharmacy March 2014

Posted: February 28, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

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

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PostScript Primary Care - February 2014

Posted: February 18, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Hepatitis Palliative Care SMC Dietetics

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Dapoxetine
  • Gluten-Free Food Formulary
  • Hypertension Guideline Error
  • Prescribing LES for 2014/15
  • Prescribing of Hepatitis B Virus treatments in General Practice
  • Macmillan Pharmacy Facilitators
  • Ensure® Plus
  • Glasgow Addiction Services - New contact details

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Formulary News (Feb 2014)

Posted: February 17, 2014.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met in February 2014. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post

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