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Latest News & Postscripts

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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PostScript Community Pharmacy July 2013

Posted: July 08, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

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PostScript 76 (July 2013)

Posted: June 28, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Respiratory Osteoporosis SMC Vaccines Anticoagulants

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PostScript Primary Care - June 2013 Summer & Travel

Posted: June 25, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Eye Vaccines

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This edition contains articles on

  • Jext® adrenaline auto-injector
  • Travel vaccines
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Sunscreens and ACBS
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Extended travel abroad
  • Useful resources

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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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