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Medicines Update

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

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 79 (Jan 2014) Oxycodone MR

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

Oxycodone Product of Choice Several branded generic preparations of modified release (MR) oxycodone are now available. Longtec® was awarded the NHS Scotland acute care national contract and is the NHSGGC brand of choice. It will b...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Antiepileptic drugs

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medicines reconciliation

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) The MHRA issued advice in November 2013 on the appropriateness of generic prescribing of AEDs and when a patient should stay on a particular brand. This initial guidance is directed at all staff across NHSGGC ...

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PostScript 79 (January 2014) PDF

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update

The full edition of PostScript 79 can be downloaded as a PDF file here. The articles have been presented as separate blog posts.

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PostScript 78 (November 2013)

Posted: November 05, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Alcohol Anticoagulants Medication incidents Medicines reconciliation

This edition contains articles on:   HIV treatments and drug interactions Adding “non-primary care” drugs to GP records Nalmefene for reduced alcohol consumption Safety updates: new oral ...

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PostScript 77 (Sept '13)

Posted: September 02, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Therapeutic Handbook SMC Mental Health NSAIDs Formulary

This edition contains articles on:   Safety updates including diclofenac, metoclopramide, codeine in children Kid’s corner: melatonin Osteoporosis update ADTC decisions Webwatch: Choice...

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PostScript 76 (July 2013)

Posted: June 28, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Respiratory Osteoporosis SMC Vaccines Anticoagulants

                                  This edition contains articles on:

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PostScript 75 (May 2013)

Posted: May 06, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines SMC Anticoagulants Antiplatelets Low Molecular Weight Heparin Formulary Prescribing

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PostScript 74 (March 2013)

Posted: March 04, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update

  This edition contains articles on:   Abiraterone: new treatment for advanced prostrate cancer Safety: Use of LHRH analogues in prostrate cancer Kid’s corner: codeine based analgesia ...

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PostScript 73 (January 2013)

Posted: January 10, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update

To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format click here. This edition contains articles on:    •    &n...

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PostScript 72 (November 2012)

Posted: November 01, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol SMC Anticoagulants Antiplatelets Medication incidents

To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format click here. This edition contains articles on:   Levomepromazine: patient safet...

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