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PostScript Primary Care December 2012

Posted: December 20, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

In this issue:

  • Holiday Addictions Service
  • Festive Community Pharmacy Arrangements
  • Jext ® Adrenaline auto-injector
  • Pregabalin and Gabapentin Prescribing and Misuse Potential

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PostScript Primary Care (Nov 2012)

Posted: November 15, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Unlicensed Medicines Benzodiazepines Wounds

In this issue:

  • Specials
  • Ranitidine 5mg/5ml
  • Diclofenac and cardiovascular risk
  • Simvastatin 40mg and amlodipine MHRA advice
  • Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia
  • Scriptswitch Software Pilot
  • Non availablility of Inadine®PVP I
  • Contraindications for silver containing dressings when breastfeeding
  • Sorbion Sachet S ®rebranded Sorbion Sachet Extra®
  • Prescribing Interface Subcommittee seeks GP representatives

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PostScript Acute 8 (November 2012)

Posted: November 08, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN Paracetamol NICE Delirium Low Molecular Weight Heparin

 In this issue: 

  • ‘Think Delirium’
  • Low molecular weight heparin dosing advice in the presence of renal impairment or in patients with very high or very low weight 
  • Paracetamol overdose – new guidance for IV acetylcysteine
  • Guideline News

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PostScript 72 (November 2012)

Posted: November 01, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol SMC Anticoagulants Antiplatelets Medication incidents

To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format click here. This edition contains articles on:   Levomepromazine: patient safet...

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PostScript Primary Care Oct 2012

Posted: October 25, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Methotrexate

In this issue:

  • Vaccination against Pertussis
  • Vitamin D
  • Gliptins
  • Thrombopropylaxis for orthopaedic patients
  • Antiplatelets for stroke and TIA
  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day
  • Changes to prescribing and availability of Epanutin®
  • Success of voluntary ban on methotrexate 10mg tablets

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20: New Oral Anticoagulants (summary)

Posted: October 19, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Extra
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

 

An abbreviated summary of PostScript Extra 20: New Oral Anticoagulants

 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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20: New Oral Anticoagulants

Posted: October 19, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Extra
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

 

New Oral Anticoagulants

 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 Community Pharmacy (Nov 2012)

Posted: October 15, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

To read this bulletin in PDF format click here.   This edition contains information on: MHRA advice on use of Echinacea products in children Levothyroxine liquid products CMS Confirmation ...

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Formulary News (October 2012)

Posted: October 15, 2012.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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PostScript Primary Care - Sept 2012

Posted: October 04, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Diabetes Flu

In this issue:

  • 10 Golden rules for safe controlled drug use
  • Safe Use of Non-insulin Therapies training
  • Advice regarding prescribing and dispensing of Dermatology Preparations
  • Tamiflu® Suspension
  • PPIs and hypomagnesaemia
  • Orlistat supply problem resolved

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