NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
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Latest News & Postscripts

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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Postscript Primary Care (Aug '13)

Posted: August 21, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes NSAIDs Formulary

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This edition contains articles on:

  • Diabetes and driving
  • Ketoconazole oral formulation - MHRA advice
  • Nitrofurantoin - contraindication
  • Topical NSAIDs - formulary change

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Formulary News (August 2013)

Posted: August 18, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met on August 12th. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post.

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PostScript Community Pharmacy August 2013

Posted: August 05, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

To read in PDF format, please click here. This edition contains information on: .. Abbott Oral Nutritional Supplements .. <...

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Postscript Primary Care - July 2013

Posted: July 31, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Statins Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Antiplatelets NSAIDs Prescribing

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This edition contains articles on:

  • Diclofenac - new contraindications and warnings
  • Codeine - restricted analgesic use in children and adolescents
  • Ticagrelor and simvastatin interaction
  • Spiriva Respimat® removal from Formulary
  • Primary care antimicrobial guidelines app available
  • Vedagrin herbal product
  • Primary care clinical guidelines

 

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PostScript Acute 12 (August 2013)

Posted: July 25, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Therapeutic Handbook Medication incidents Prescribing

In this issue

  • How to access NHSGGC prescribing information
  • Errors with concentrated heparin products
  • GGC Therapeutics Handbook 2013 - major changes
  • Guideline News

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

 

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