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

PostScript Primary Care (October 2011)

Posted: October 21, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation

  • NPSA Patient Safety Update: Lithium
  • Varenicline and NRT
  • Tacrolimus prescribing
  • Supervision of methadone

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PostScript Primary Care (September 2011)

Posted: September 19, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Asthma Diabetes Dietetics

  • Dabigatran
  • Apidra® supply problems
  • Sip feed quantities
  • Respiratory prescribing indicators

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PostScript Primary Care (August 2011)

Posted: August 02, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Gout Benzodiazepines

  • Calcium and Vitamin D3 preparations
  • Phenazepam import ban
  • Nitrazepam Audit
  • Febuxostat for gout

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PostScript Primary Care (July 2011)

Posted: July 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2011-12

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PostScript Primary Care (June 2011)

Posted: June 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol Diabetes Contraceptives Vaccines Mental Health

  • Safer lithium therapy
  • Reporting of HbA1c
  • Kwikpens
  • Bisphosphonates and atypical femoral fractures
  • ASSIGN risk score
  • Paracetamol dosing in children
  • Fever after immunisation
  • Yasmin
  • Meningitis prophylaxis

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PostScript Primary Care (May 2011)

Posted: May 02, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation SIGN Diabetes Dietetics

  • Gluten-free Prescribing Guidelines
  • Sip feed contract
  • Blood ketone testing strips
  • Smokefree Pregnancy Services
  • SIGN Smartphone App
  • Farewell to Dr Andrew Power

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PostScript Primary Care (April 2011)

Posted: April 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Contraceptives Vaccines Alternative Therapies Mental Health

  • Vaccines subject to temperature storage problems
  • Change in advice regarding additional contraception for women taking antibiotics
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Herbal Flos Lonicerae
  • Atypical Antipsychotics
  • Eu Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicines
  • Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose
  • New Learning Resource on understanding and using Drug Safety Information

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PostScript Primary Care (March 2011)

Posted: March 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Erectile Dysfunction Eye

  • Generic  Prescribing of Immunosupressants in Renal Patients
  • Community Pharmacy Unscheduled Care PGD
  • I-Caps
  • Pulmicort CFC Free Inhaler Discontinued
  • Dabigatran
  • Erectile Dysfunction

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PostScript Primary Care (February 2011)

Posted: February 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dronedarone Diabetes Contraceptives

  • Implanon/Nexplanon
  • Lithium
  • Patients  Association on Pain
  • Pioglitazone and Insulin
  • Saliva Substitutes
  • Dronedarone
  • Evidence into Practice

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PostScript Primary Care (January 2011)

Posted: January 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Diabetes SMC Flu

  • New Lipid Lowering Guidelines
  • Glucosamine
  • Humulin Pens Discontinued
  • Seasonal Influenza Antiviral Prescribing
  • Medicines Awaiting SMC Evaluation
  • Waste Medicines
  • Splitting Tablets
  • Dihydrocodeine Prescribing by Dentists

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