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

Latest News & Postscripts

Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta®)

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta®) This product has been launched for both COPD and asthma, although SMC advice has been issued for COPD only at this stage. A ...

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Guidelines Update

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Corrected NHSGGC guideline on management...

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Valsartan Supply Problem

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Valsartan Shortage There are currently supply problems with valsartan products.  Where a patient is unable to obtain their normal valsartan prescription, prescribers may need to consider switching patients to an alternative Angio...

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Clomipramine supply (PostScript 81, May 2014)

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant most often used in the treatment of severe obsessional compulsive disorder (OCD). It is generally a second line option after SSRIs prove ineffective or are not tolerated. Consequently there is a small ...

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PostScript Community Pharmacy May 2014

Posted: May 01, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of the community pharmacy bulletin can be found here.   Topics include:

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PostScript Primary Care - April 2014

Posted: April 16, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Valsartan Shortage
  • Drug Safety Advice
  • Patient Medication and Problem Linkage
  • CD Accountable Officer
  • Indicators for 2014/15

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PostScript Community Pharmacy April 2014

Posted: April 04, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of the community pharmacy bulletin can be found here.  Articles cover the following topics: New Practitioner S...

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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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