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Formulary News (Feb 2013)

Posted: February 20, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met on February 18th 2013. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post.

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PostScript Acute 9 (Feb 2013)

Posted: February 04, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing gentamicin Vancomycin Medicines reconciliation

In this issue
 
  • Electronic medicines reconciliation
  • New BNF app
  • Reminder - gentamicin
  • Reminder - vancomycin
  • Guideline news
  • Review of PostScript bulletins

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

 

 
 

 

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PS Community Pharmacy (Feb 13)

Posted: January 18, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

To read in PDF format, please click here. This edition contains articles on: Community Pharmacist provision of alternatives to monitore...

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PostScript 73 (January 2013)

Posted: January 10, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update

To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format click here. This edition contains articles on:    •    &n...

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Formulary News (December 2012)

Posted: December 21, 2012.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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PS Community Pharmacy (Dec 12)

Posted: December 20, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

PostScriptCommunity Pharmacy Issue 76, Dec 2012   Seasons Greetings from all the Team at Community Pharmacy Development and the very best for the 2013     Voluntary ban on methotrex...

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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

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

 

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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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