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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Oxycodone MR

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

Oxycodone Product of Choice Several branded generic preparations of modified release (MR) oxycodone are now available. Longtec® was awarded the NHS Scotland acute care national contract and is the NHSGGC brand of choice. It will b...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Antiepileptic drugs

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medicines reconciliation

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) The MHRA issued advice in November 2013 on the appropriateness of generic prescribing of AEDs and when a patient should stay on a particular brand. This initial guidance is directed at all staff across NHSGGC ...

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PostScript 79 (January 2014) PDF

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update

The full edition of PostScript 79 can be downloaded as a PDF file here. The articles have been presented as separate blog posts.

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Formulary News (Dec 2013)

Posted: December 16, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update

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

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PostScript Primary Care - December 2013

Posted: December 11, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Smoking Cessation

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here.

This bulletin contains information on:

  • LAMAs and LABAs
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • New Larvae Protocol
  • Synonyms

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23: Type 2 Diabetes

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

Pharmacological management of adult patients with type 2 diabetes

 Withdrawn as more than 2 years old and content no longer valid.  Contact Medicines Information (0141 211 4407) for further advice.

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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

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here.

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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