NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Latest News & Postscripts

PostScript 68 (March 2012)

Posted: March 02, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Erectile Dysfunction Unlicensed Medicines Paracetamol Therapeutic Handbook SMC

  To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format, click here.   This edition contains articles on: •           Topical Lidocaine Plaster ...

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PostScript Safety 11 (Feb 2012)

Posted: February 29, 2012.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Mental Health Anticoagulants Methotrexate

  • Sepsis is a medical emergency
  • Methotrexate - voluntary ban on 10mg tablets
  • Changes to citalopram/escitalopram dosing
  • Enoxaparin:  advice on site of administration
  • Update on Double Dipping

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PostScript Community Pharmacy March 2012

Posted: February 23, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Methotrexate

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Postscript Primary Care - February 2012

Posted: February 22, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

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  • Levothyroxine - License suspension
  • Gabapentin/Pregabalin - Abuse
  • NRT Contract Change
  • Dalteparin Error
  • Dermatology Prescribing
  • Domperidone caution
  • Hypertension Guideline

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Formulary News (February 2012)

Posted: February 20, 2012.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (February 2012)

Posted: January 27, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Opioids Unlicensed Medicines

To read the February edition in pdf format, please click here. In this issue Gabapentin and Pregabalin Potential for Misuse

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Postscript Primary Care - January 2012

Posted: January 23, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes

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  • EMIS - Caution with dose abbreviations
  • Paediatric Management of Infection Guidance
  • UTI Project
  • Diabetes Prescribing

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PostScript Acute 5 (December 2011)

Posted: January 18, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Dronedarone Dabigatran SIGN NICE Parkinson's disease

  • New GGC Prescribing Website
  • Parkinson's disease: "get it on time"
  • What's new in cardiology?
  • Guideline news

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PostScript 67 (January 2012)

Posted: January 06, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Therapeutic Handbook Diabetes SMC Anticoagulants Methotrexate

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This edition contains articles on:

 

  • HbA1c: Change to Reporting Units
  • Webwatch: Download the Therapeutics Handbook
  • Dabigatran: ADTC Decision
  • Voluntary Ban on Methotrexate 10mg tablets
  • Actinic keratosis and new Formulary treatment option
  • Case Study: Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome in Parkinson’s Disease.

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PostScript Oncology 16 - Dec 2011

Posted: December 27, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology
Tagged with - Cancer

  • New GGC prescribing website
  • Guideline news - Local and national
  • Drug safety update
  • Regional roll-out of electronic chemotherapy prescribing system
  • Other news - festive period
  • CEL(2010)17: Introduction and availability of newly licensed medicines in the NHS in Scotland - One year on
  • Recent national guidance and GGC formulary decisions

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