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Latest News & Postscripts

23: Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: December 06, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Extra

Pharmacological management of adult patients with type 2 diabetes

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PostScript Acute 14 (Dec 2013)

Posted: December 04, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

  • Learning from incidents
  • IV iron and serious hypersensitivity reactions:  new MHRA advice
  • GGC Respiratory Inhaler Identification Guide
  • ECS and medicines prescribed by specialist services
  • New vancomycin prescription chart coming soon..
  • Contra-indications to apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban
  • Guideline news
  • BNF LearnPro module

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

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PostScript Primary Care - November 2013

Posted: November 20, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids

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This bulletin contains articles on:

  • Health Start Vitamins
  • Preferred Brand of Oxycodone MR
  • Morphine Prescribing Caution
  • New Website on Management of Chronic Pain

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PostScript 78 (November 2013)

Posted: November 05, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Alcohol Anticoagulants Medication incidents Medicines reconciliation

This edition contains articles on:   HIV treatments and drug interactions Adding “non-primary care” drugs to GP records Nalmefene for reduced alcohol consumption Safety updates: new oral ...

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Formulary News (Oct 2013)

Posted: October 23, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met in October 2013. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post.

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PostScript Primary Care - October 2013

Posted: October 15, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Respiratory Vaccines Mental Health Anticoagulants

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  • Hyoscine hydrobromide shortage
  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Spiriva Respimat
  • New oral anticoagulants
  • Metoclopramide
  • Cold chain LearnPro Module
  • NHSGGC Urinary Catheter Formulary
  • Lecicarbon A suppositories

 

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PostScript Acute 13 (October 2013)

Posted: October 14, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Therapeutic Handbook Mental Health Medication incidents gentamicin Vancomycin Prescribing

In this issue

  • Gentamicin & vancomycin: update
  • Learning from incidents - vancomycin accumulation due to renal failure
  • Trakcare: changing the IDL
  • Reminder: missed doses of clozapine
  • Drug Safety Updates
  • Omeprazole infusion - changes to administration
  • Therapeutics Handbook 2013 - printed copies to be amended
  • Guideline News

 

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

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PS Community Pharmacy (Sept '13)

Posted: October 07, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of PostScript Community Pharmacy contains articles on: Reminder Warfarin Les SIGN 133 Herpes Vaccine NICE Guidance CPDT Appointment Supervision of Methadone

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PostScript Primary Care (Sept '13)

Posted: September 17, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma Benzodiazepines Antiplatelets

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This bulletin contains articles on:

  • Dual antiplatelet therapy
  • Respiratory care prescribing tools
  • Reducing temazepam prescribing

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PostScript 77 (Sept '13)

Posted: September 02, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Therapeutic Handbook SMC Mental Health NSAIDs Formulary

This edition contains articles on:   Safety updates including diclofenac, metoclopramide, codeine in children Kid’s corner: melatonin Osteoporosis update ADTC decisions Webwatch: Choice...

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