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EMIS Synonyms Update – April 2020

Posted: May 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages for primary care prescribers:the NHSGGC EMIS Drug S...

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Yellow Card Reporting and COVID-19

Posted: May 19, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Yellow Card reporting site for medicines and medical devices used in COVID-19

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COVID-19 Guideline News Apr/May 2020

Posted: May 15, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

COVID-19 NHSGGC Guidelines containing medicines published between 27th April and 15th May New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet...

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Vitamin D – COVID-19

Posted: May 15, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Vitamin D –Scottish Government guidance to reflect the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Key messages: With the current advice for people to stay at home during...

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Formulary Update - Dry Eyes

Posted: May 14, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: The Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents section of the NHSGGC Adul...

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MHRA Updates April 2020

Posted: May 11, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

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Therapeutics Handbook Update: 1 May 2020

Posted: May 01, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.  This update includes; An update to some of the COVID-19 guidelines:

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COVID-19 Medicines governance arrangements

Posted: April 29, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Interim NHSGGC Medicines Governance Processes During the COVID-19 Pandemic In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHSGGC Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and its subcommittees, has cancelled its meetings for ...

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Thromboprophylaxis in COVID-19 Patients

Posted: April 24, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

NHS GGC Thromboprophylaxis Guidelines for COVID-19 patients are now available.

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MHRA Updates Mar 2020

Posted: April 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

  Esmya (ulipristal acetate): suspension of the licence due to ri...

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