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Latest News & Postscripts

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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Posaconazole formulations not interchangeable

Posted: December 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update

Posaconazole (Noxafil®) is a broad-spectrum triazole antifungal It is on the Formulary for specialist use only. Use for the prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised patients is restricted to patients in whom there is a...

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Flu vaccine selection

Posted: December 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Flu

  There are a number of different flu vaccines approved for use within NHSGGC as detailed in the approved PGD. These include the Pfizer product (Enzira®), Sequiris have a product named Aggripal® and they jointly promote a p...

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Hand Hygiene

Posted: December 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The NES Healthcare Associated Infections team have launched a new Hand Hygiene whiteboard animation What’s Stopping You. The animation is less than 4 minutes and reinforce...

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Formulary Update (Dec 2016)

Posted: December 19, 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, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Insulin Insuman Shortage

Posted: December 02, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

There is a supply shortage of all Insuman® Basal and Insuman® Comb25 products   High Risk Patients For some high risk patients (aged under 18 year or 70 years and over, pregnancy, allergies ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care December 2016

Posted: December 01, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Flu Vaccines Mental Health Benzodiazepines NSAIDs MHRA Drug Safety Update

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • Propranolol for Anxiety
  • Controlled Drug Instalments
  • Buprenorphine Patches
  • Etoricoxib MHRA Update
  • Brimonidine Gel MHRA Update
  • Fluoxetine 10mg Licensed Product
  • Vaccination Programme Residential Care Services 2016-2017

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Quetiapine MR non-Formulary

Posted: November 29, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

Quetiapine modified release (MR) preparations are no longer included in the NHSGGC Adult Formulary due to the higher acquisition cost and lack of evidence of benefit over the immediate release (IR) preparation.   Quetiapine...

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