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Medicines Update

For all prescribers and health professionals both in primary care and the acute sector.

News and information blog from ADTC covering clinical topics for all sectors of the NHS.

All editions of PostScript (the previous name for Medicines Update) from 2011 onwards have been added to this site.  Click here for an index to all previous editions.  If you would like a copy of a previous edition, please contact  medicines.update@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

PostScript 69 (May 2012)

Posted: May 04, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Dabigatran Prescribing Indicators Palliative Care Paracetamol Mental Health Anticoagulants

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Index of Previous Editions

Posted: April 03, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update

This website does not contain copies of all previous editions of the PostScript family of bulletins. For an index of content of previous editions please click

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PostScript 68 (March 2012)

Posted: March 02, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Erectile Dysfunction Unlicensed Medicines Paracetamol Therapeutic Handbook SMC

  To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format, click here.   This edition contains articles on: •           Topical Lidocaine Plaster ...

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PostScript 67 (January 2012)

Posted: January 06, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Therapeutic Handbook Diabetes SMC Anticoagulants Methotrexate

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This edition contains articles on:

 

  • HbA1c: Change to Reporting Units
  • Webwatch: Download the Therapeutics Handbook
  • Dabigatran: ADTC Decision
  • Voluntary Ban on Methotrexate 10mg tablets
  • Actinic keratosis and new Formulary treatment option
  • Case Study: Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome in Parkinson’s Disease.

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PostScript 66 (November 2011)

Posted: November 14, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Dronedarone Dabigatran Anticoagulants

The November 2011 edition of PostScript contains information on: Dabigatran for patients with atrial fibrillation Tapentadol: a new drug for severe pain Safety update: Dronedarone Safety update: syst...

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PostScript 65 (September 2011)

Posted: September 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation SIGN

  • Focus on Opiate Substitution Therapy
  • SIGN App for iPhone/iPad
  • Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs)
  • Smoking Cessation and the effect on drug metabolism
  • Webwatch: Stockley’s Drug Interactions and Drug and Therapeutic Bulletins

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PostScript 64 (July 2011)

Posted: July 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care Respiratory Osteoporosis

  • Monitoring the physical health of patients with serious mental health issues
  • NHSGGC Palliative Care Guidelines
  • Formulary News: Febuxostat
  • Formulary News: Tiotropium
  • Bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • If I could change one thing

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PostScript 63 (May 2011)

Posted: May 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Unlicensed Medicines

  • Focus on prescribing indicators
  • Revised unlicensed medicines policy
  • Dalteparin
  • If I could change one thing

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PostScript 62 (March 2011)

Posted: March 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dronedarone Dabigatran Hepatitis Erectile Dysfunction

  • Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain
  • Formulary news: dronedarone
  • Formulary news: dabigatran
  • Formulary news: hepatitis B antivirals
  • Formulary news: erectile dysfunction: patients with severe distress
  • How does SMC link with NHSGGC Formulary processes?
  • New chair for the ADTC

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PostScript 61 (January 2011)

Posted: January 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Biologics Opioids Statins

  • Anti TNFα therapy in Crohn’s Disease
  • Case notes: opioids
  • ‘If I could change one thing’
  • Additional guidance on atorvastatin

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