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

Medicines Update Acute

For prescribers of all levels and health professionals in the acute sector

Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide

Posted: March 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

In 2014, NHSGGC Acute spent approximately £1.5M on respiratory inhalers and a 'Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide' was developed to address issues such as wastage, incorrect prescribing and inappropriate supply. The guide contain...

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Compassionate Use of Medicines - NHSGGC Guidance Notes

Posted: February 20, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have recently established formal compassionate access programmes that allow early access to a small number of unlicensed medicines for serious me...

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Guideline News (February 2015)

Posted: February 20, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - NICE

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting. New and Updated GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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National antibiotic prescribing targets achieved

Posted: January 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

National antibiotic prescribing targets achieved     The Scottish Antibiotic Prescribing Group (SAPG) set the following targets for all Scottish healthboards: ≥ 95% of patients should have their an...

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Medicine Update Acute Issue 3 (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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Intrathecal/Intraventricular Administration of Medicines (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Definitions: Intrathecal injection: often simply called an "intrathecal" or a “spinal”, an intrathecal injection is an injection into the spinal canal (intrathecal space surrounding...

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Renal Drug Handbook and Database (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting

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Clarithromycin interactions update (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Clarithromycin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic but should be prescribed with caution due to its potential to: Inhibit the metabolism of a variety of medicines, leading to increased plasma levels and drug toxicity. <...

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Discoloured vancomycin vials (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

It has been reported that some vancomycin vials (manufactured by Wockhardt UK) may contain powder with a pinkish colour. The discolouration is due to a phenomenon in the freeze drying process.  As this process does not start at the same ti...

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Guideline News (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

 

 

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