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

Medicines Update Primary Care

A monthly bulletin produced by the Central Prescribing Team aimed primarily at GPs and prescribers in primary care

Medicines Update Primary Care August 2016

Posted: August 23, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Buprenorphine Patches: Not Interchangeable
  • Duplicate Therapy Warnings
  • Oxycodone Formulary Change
  • Vitamin D Supplements : News
  • Sports Supplements
  • Desogestrel: Soya Bean Oil
  • MHRA Warning: Citalopram and Cocaine suspected Drug Interaction

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2016

Posted: July 21, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN MHRA Drug Safety Update valproate Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Zika Virus : Update
  • Warfarin and Miconazole: MHRA Warning
  • Valproate Abnormal Pregnancy: New Resources
  • Valsartan: Shortage
  • Creon® (pancreatin) 40,000 :Shortage
  • Sign 148: Patient Information on Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2016

Posted: July 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Indications for Ascorbic Acid
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk
  • Vaccines in Immunosuppressed Patients
  • Quetiapine

 

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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

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This bulletin contains information on :

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

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2016

Posted: April 14, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Open Source GP Practice Prescribing Data in Scotland
  • Prescribing Management Group- Primary Care - Prescribing Indicators 2016-2017

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Medicines Update Primary Care March 2016

Posted: March 22, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Dietetics Antiplatelets MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Zika Virus
  • Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
  • Omeprazole Oral Liquids
  • Co-proxamol Cardiotoxicity
  • Bisphosphonates MHRA Warning
  • Levonorgestrel Releasing IUD's
  • Thickeners for Dysphagia

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2016

Posted: February 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Medication incidents Medicines reconciliation Prescribing MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Longterm Antimicrobial Prescribing
  • Primary Care Infection Management Guidelines
  • Mercaptopurine Dosing Error Risk
  • Blood Glucose Testing Strips Storage and Hygiene

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Medicines Update Primary Care January 2016

Posted: January 20, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Insulin Shortage MCN Guidance
  • BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) Errors
  • Minor Ailment Service Formulary Review 2015
  • Discontinuation of Ditropan 2.5mg/5ml Solution
  • Polypharmacy GP Peer Learning Session Evaluation 2015-2016

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Medicines Update Primary Care December 2015

Posted: December 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Lidocaine 5% plasters (Versatis®)
  • Minor Ailment Service (MAS) Formulary
  • Mirabegron and Severe Hypertension
  • Drugs for Doctors Medical Bags
  • Controlled Drug Instalments
  • Medication Compliance Aids 
  • Black Ink on Prescriptions

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Medicines Update Primary Care November 2015

Posted: November 19, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Side- effect of PPI's
  • Prescribing for Yourself
  • Outcome of the Review of the Gluten Free Foods Service
  • Sildenafil Prescribing
  • Shared Care Protocols
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Scheme

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