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Latest News & Postscripts

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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PostScript Community Pharmacy (October 2011)

Posted: October 03, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

  • Electronic Endorsement Guide
  • Nurse Prescriptions in NHSGG&CAnti-Embolism Stockings
  • Protecting Scotland’s Travellers Abroad
  • Unsigned Prescriptions
  • Smoking Cessation and Effects on Drug Metabolism
  • Dispensing of dry powder inhalers
  • Community Pharmacy Champions
  • NHS GG&C Area Pharmaceutical Committee

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PostScript Primary Care (September 2011)

Posted: September 19, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Asthma Diabetes Dietetics

  • Dabigatran
  • Apidra® supply problems
  • Sip feed quantities
  • Respiratory prescribing indicators

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PostScript 65 (September 2011)

Posted: September 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation SIGN

  • Focus on Opiate Substitution Therapy
  • SIGN App for iPhone/iPad
  • Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs)
  • Smoking Cessation and the effect on drug metabolism
  • Webwatch: Stockley’s Drug Interactions and Drug and Therapeutic Bulletins

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (September 2011)

Posted: September 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Opioids

  • Minor Ailment Service Formulary
  • CMS clinical services resources
  • Unsigned CP2 forms
  • Practitioner Services Division (Pharmacy)
  • Short dated dispensed items
  • Canesten/Betnovate specials
  • Protecting Scotland's travellers abroad
  • Care of the Elderly Report
  • Standards of supervision of substitution therapies

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PostScript Safety 10 (September 2011)

Posted: September 01, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

  • Similar drug names
  • Mulituse of vials
  • Misuse of abbreviations
  • Reporting of hospital-acquired VTE on DATIX

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