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Latest News & Postscripts

PostScript Community Pharmacy (January 2012)

Posted: December 15, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

PostScript Community Pharmacy Issue 65, January 2012 Produced by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Community Pharmacy Development In this edition: Flu Vaccination Methadone Pumps Keeping Drugs Cool <...

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PS Community Pharmacy CMS Special

Posted: December 15, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

A Post Script Community Pharmacy Special relating to Chronic Medication Service (CMS). To access a PDF version click here.

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Postscript Primary Care - December 2011

Posted: December 13, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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  • Synonyms in EMIS
  • Duraphat Prescribing
  • Pain MCN website
  • Citalopram
  • High Cost Contingency Arrangements
  • Holiday Addictions Services

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (December 2011)

Posted: December 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

PostScript Community Pharmacy December 2011 contains articles on the following: Infection Control Self Audit Glasgow Addiction 4- Shared Care Agreement Access to Viread® (tenofovir 250mg tablets)

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Postscript Primary Care - November 2011

Posted: November 18, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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  • Nutritional Prescribing Update
  • Methotrexate - Voluntary Ban on 10mg tabs
  • Healthy Start Vitamins
  • Dovonex Cream Discontinuation
  • Antibiotic Prescribing

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (November 2011)

Posted: November 16, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

In this edition: Flu Vaccination Change to Abbott sip feeds Sanofi Insulin Products Unscheduled Care PGD If you wish to download a PDF version, please click Read More...

PostScript 66 (November 2011)

Posted: November 14, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Dronedarone Dabigatran Anticoagulants

The November 2011 edition of PostScript contains information on: Dabigatran for patients with atrial fibrillation Tapentadol: a new drug for severe pain Safety update: Dronedarone Safety update: syst...

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19: Clopidogrel and PPIs

Posted: November 04, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Extra

 

Clopidogrel and Possible Interaction with Proton Pump Inhibitors

  • It is still not clear whether there is definitely a clinically relevant interaction between PPIs and clopidogrel as
    available data are conflicting.
  • Although there is extrapolation from in vitro studies that some PPIs may be less likely to interact with
    clopidogrel there does not appear to be any evidence from clinical practice that any one PPI is better than
    another in this respect.
  • Prescribers should consider the risk of GI side effects versus the risk of adverse cardiac events when
    considering co-prescription of a PPI and clopidogrel.

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PostScript Primary Care (October 2011)

Posted: October 21, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation

  • NPSA Patient Safety Update: Lithium
  • Varenicline and NRT
  • Tacrolimus prescribing
  • Supervision of methadone

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Formulary News (October 2011)

Posted: October 17, 2011.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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