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

Latest News & Postscripts

Disulfiram shortage

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Specials Shortages

Disulfiram is used as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic alcohol dependence. There is a current shortage of disulfiram 200mg tablets and further stocks are not expected until October 2017.   NHSGGC has patients being pr...

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Fentanyl patches: acute care

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

NHSGGC are switching to Matrifen® patches as the preferred choice for fentanyl patches in acute care. It is already the most commonly prescribed brand in primary care.   Fentanyl patch...

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Osteoporosis Guidance Updated

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

Three guidelines have been updated by the Osteoporosis Strategy group and are now available:

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Primary Care Antibiotic Guideline update

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The primary care infection management

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Blood Glucose Meters

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The Formulary for Blood Glucose Meters and Test Strip was launched in March 2016 and has been impleme...

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Glasgow Dental Hospital

Posted: January 05, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Glasgow Dental Hospital (GDH) has reviewed the way in which medicines are supplied to patients, following the publication of the NHSGGC policy

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Nystatin suspension storage

Posted: January 05, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medication incidents

Two cases have been reported recently where a parent stored nystatin suspension for a baby in the fridge. The viscosity of the suspension increased, forming a gel which could not be shaken and was also associated with a risk of choking. The man...

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Methotrexate for arthritis

Posted: January 05, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Methotrexate

A new shared care agreement for subcutaneous methotrexate has been published here. It details responsibilities for consultants and nurse specialists in ac...

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Propranolol for anxiety

Posted: January 05, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

The Prescribing Management Group (Mental Health) has produced guidance on prescribing of propranolol for anxiety which can be accessed

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Community Pharmacy Update December 16

Posted: December 28, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition can be found here and contains information on:   Care Home Resources Smoke Free Services

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