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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 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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PostScript 60 (November 2010)

Posted: November 01, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Statins Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Wounds

  • Nitrofurantoin and pulmonary adverse effects
  • Diabetes update: Withdrawal of rosiglitazone and mixtard 30
  • New lipid lowering guidelines: Additional guidance for GPs on ezetimibe

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PostScript 59 (September 2010)

Posted: September 01, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes

To view this edition as a PDF, please click here.   This edition of PostScript contains information on: Improved prescribing o...

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PostScript 58 (July 2010)

Posted: July 01, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Statins Respiratory Smoking Cessation

To read this edition as a PDF, please click here.   This edition contains article on: Dalteparin: a single low m...

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PostScript 57 (May 2010)

Posted: May 01, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Diabetes Mental Health

To view this edition as a PDF, please click here.   This edition contains information on: Bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of...

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PostScript 56 (March 2010)

Posted: March 01, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - SIGN Diabetes

  To view this edition as a PDF, please click here.   This edition contains articel on: NHSGGC Diabetes Guideline...

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