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

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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PostScript Community Pharmacy (Oct 2012)

Posted: September 11, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

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PostScript Oncology Issue 18, August 2012

Posted: September 04, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

In this issue:

  • Guideline / Policy news
  • Medicines Safety
  • GGC Therapeutics Handbook 2012– New ‘Management of oncological emergencies’ section
  • Formulary processes within Specialist Oncology Services
  • GGC Adult Formulary decisions

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (Sept 2012)

Posted: September 03, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

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PostScript 71 (September 2012)

Posted: August 31, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Statins Dabigatran Hepatitis Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Anticoagulants

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PostScript Safety 12 (Aug 2012)

Posted: August 30, 2012.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Pyridostigmine Medication incidents

In this issue:

  • Aminoglycosides and ototoxicity
  • Pyridostigmine for Myasthenia Gravis
  • Chance to Check' and wrong patient incidents

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PostScript Primary Care - August 2012 Indicators Update

Posted: August 29, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2012-13 - update

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Postscript Primary Care - August 2012

Posted: August 29, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Vaccines Mental Health

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  • High dose dexamethasone added to repeat in error
  • HPV vaccine 2012-13
  • Dementia therapy in primary care
  • Managed repeat/express repeat prescription schemes
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Orlistat supply problem
  • Warticon® supply problem
  • Simvastatin interactions – MHRA safety update

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Formulary News (August 2012)

Posted: August 20, 2012.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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PostScript Primary Care - July 2012

Posted: July 31, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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  • EMIS dosage direction mismatches - action required by practices
  • Triptolerin
  • Buccal midazolam (Epistatus®) – Vision Prescribing Issue
  • New GGC Paediatric Formulary
  • Capecitabine incident
  • Safe use of insulin training
  • Updated GGC diabetes guidelines
  • New Synonyms and electronic Formularies now available

 

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