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

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Ask About Your Medicines

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

 NHSGGC “Ask About Your Medicines” Campaign 2016   The Polypharmacy Patient Information Group launched the “Ask About...

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What parents want from GPs

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

What parents want from GP consultation for their child's cough or RTI The University of Bristol have produced an animation covering some of the issues which GPs and parents consider during consultations. GPs often thin...

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2016

Posted: May 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Mental Health Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • Trazodone: Significant Cost Increases
  • Liothyronine
  • Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose
  • Galantamine: Severe Skin Reactions

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Sacubitril/valsartan

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - SMC

Sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto®) represents a new therapeutic option for patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). It is prescribed instead of an ACE inhibitor or ARB. Sacubitril enhances the...

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Alendronic acid

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

New formulation Binosto® 70mg effervescent tablets have been added to Total Formulary restricted to patients who are unable to swallow tablets where alendronic acid is the appropriate...

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The ABPI View

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Database of transfers of value to HCPs goes live in June Disclosure UK – the pharmaceutical industry-led, publicly available database...

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Working with Clinical Suppliers

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Key actions All NHSGGC staff must: Be aware of and follow the NHSGGC

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Formulary Update (April 2016)

Posted: April 25, 2016.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC).  The new format, which is aimed at the public and patients is currently being piloted.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Liothyronine

Posted: April 25, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Levothyroxine is included in the NHSGGC Adult Formulary preferred list and is the NHSGGC thyroid hormone of choice. It is cost-effective, suitable for once daily dosing due to its long half-life and provides stable and physiological levels of t...

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Trazodone: significant cost increase

Posted: April 25, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

In recent months there have been a number of price increases affecting medicines prescribed for mental health indications.  It is projected that these price increases will cost NHSGGC an extra £600k in 2016/17 for trazodone alone. Th...

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