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 Supplement- No.1 (March 2015)

Posted: April 02, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Specials

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • prescribing specials
  • GGC process for authorising specials
  • selecting specials on EMIS/InPS

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Medicines Update Primary Care - March 2015

Posted: March 31, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Formulary Prescribing Adrenaline

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs issued outwith the practice
  • Prescribing drugs with similar names
  • Synonyms update
  • Insulin pen needles and lancets
  • Adrenaline for anaphylaxis

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2015

Posted: February 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health Benzodiazepines MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs and driving - impaired ability to drive
  • Vaccination Programmes for patients in care homes
  • Yellow Card Scheme extended
  • ACWY Vax®
  • New Diabetes Guidelines
  • Nitrofurantoin Dosing and Preparation
  • Ivabradine Safety Update
  • Patient changing GP practice: deducting patients on a CMS prescription

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Medicines Update Primary Care - January 2015

Posted: January 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Gabapentin and Pregabalin - Prescribing Trends and Potential for Misuse
  • Priadel 200mg shortage
  • MHRA warning about Valproate and risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes
  • Synonyms Update

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care - December 2014

Posted: December 18, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Mental Health Dietetics Formulary Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Holiday addictions services
  • Unscheduled Care
  • Scottish Patient Safety Programme - Pharmacy in Primary Care Collaborative
  • Agomelatine
  • Colobreathe®
  • Haloperidol Supply Problem
  • New Oral and Enteral Nutrition Formularies

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Medicines Update Primary Care - November 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Respiratory Asthma Methotrexate Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Carbamazepine Chewtabs
  • Fluoxetine 10mg
  • EMIS: Loss of interaction checking - acute methotrexate
  • Inhaler Devices
  • Drug Safety Update Information: Interferon ADRs
  • Changes to Dexamethasone Injection strength

 

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care - October 2014

Posted: October 15, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Antimicrobial Prescribing Eye Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Antiepileptic Drugs
  • Epistatus®
  • Zerodouble® Gel
  • MHRA Nitrofurantoin Advice
  • Eye lid Products
  • Adrenaline Pen advice
  • Change to Yellow Card Reporting
  • Praziquantel
  • Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014

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Medicines Update Primary Care - September 2014

Posted: September 16, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Erectile Dysfunction Antimicrobial Prescribing Mental Health Benzodiazepines

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Infection Management Guidance
  • Illicit diazepam and new benzodiazepines
  • Review of patient prescribed the same antidepressant for ≥2 years
  • Sildenafil

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Medicines Update Primary Care - August 2014

Posted: August 20, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Wounds Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Blood Glucose Meters
  • High Flow Oxygen
  • Fentanyl
  • Prescribing for Sports Clubs
  • Wound formulary
  • Medicines Management LES
  • Drugs for Urinary Retention
  • Paediatric Amoxicillin Doses

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PostScript Primary Care - July 2014

Posted: July 15, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Smoking Cessation Methotrexate

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Varenicline (Champix®) PGD
  • Subcutaneous Methotrexate
  • C.difficile and PPIs
  • Gabapentin - abuse potential
  • Buccal midazolam
  • Sucralfate (Antepsin®) shortage
  • Visitors from overseas - Guidance for General Practice
  • PostScript Rebranding

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