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PostScript Primary Care - June 2013

Posted: June 25, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol Dietetics

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This edition contains articles on

  • HAI and antibiotic resistance priorities
  • Antimicrobial use in older people
  • Paracetamol overdose risk
  • Disulfiram short supply
  • Stoma accessories and underwear
  • Renal dysfunction, MRAs and chronic heart failure
  • Diagnosing coeliac disease in children
  • Primary Care clinical guidelines 

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Formulary News (June 2013)

Posted: June 17, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met on June 10th. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post.

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PostScript Acute 11 (June 2013)

Posted: June 03, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Therapeutic Handbook Anticoagulants Medication incidents

In this issue

  • Drug interactions
  • Management of haemorrhage, surgery or other invasive procedures in patients receiving the newer oral anticoagulants
  • Treatment of urinary tract infection - new advice
  • Learning from incidents
  • Guideline news
  • NHSGGC Prescribing App - coming soon!

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

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PostScript Community Pharmacy June 2013

Posted: May 31, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Dabigatran Unlicensed Medicines Anticoagulants

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PostScript Primary Care - May 2013 Indicators Update

Posted: May 29, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

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  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2013-14 - update

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PostScript Primary Care - May 2013

Posted: May 29, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Mental Health Dietetics Antiplatelets Formulary

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This edition contains articles on

  • Trazodone short supply
  • Cilostazol (Pletal®)
  • Strontium ranelate (Protelos®)
  • Rotigitine (Neupro®) patches
  • Dermatology Formulary update
  • Enteral feeding algorithm
  • Liothyronine short supply

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (May 2013)

Posted: May 06, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

PostScriptCommunity Pharmacy Issue 80, May 2012   CMS Serial Prescriptions CMS Registration Forms CMS Phasing Payments – Checks B,C & D Measles Child Protection—Learn ...

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PostScript 75 (May 2013)

Posted: May 06, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines SMC Anticoagulants Antiplatelets Low Molecular Weight Heparin Formulary Prescribing

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PostScript Primary Care - April 2013

Posted: May 01, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Diabetes Dietetics Benzodiazepines

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  • One Touch® Verio meters recall
  • Hyperkalaemia, Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists (MRA) and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
  • NHSGGC Gluten Free Prescribing Guidelines
  • Diazepam 10mg Voluntary Ban
  • Domiciliary Oxygen – Transfer to Dolby Vivisol
  • NHSGGC Prescribing Indicators 2013/2014

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Formulary News (April 2013)

Posted: April 15, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met on April 8th 2013. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post.

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