NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Opioids

Morphine injection: care required

Posted: February 02, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

NHSGGC Acute services have highlighted potential for error between morphine 10mg/ml and 1mg/ml injections. This could be at various different stages of use such as ordering, issue, receipt, recording and administration.   <...

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Fentanyl patches: acute care

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

NHSGGC are switching to Matrifen® patches as the preferred choice for fentanyl patches in acute care. It is already the most commonly prescribed brand in primary care.   Fentanyl patch...

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Medicines Update Primary Care December 2016

Posted: December 01, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Flu Vaccines Mental Health Benzodiazepines NSAIDs MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Propranolol for Anxiety
  • Controlled Drug Instalments
  • Buprenorphine Patches
  • Etoricoxib MHRA Update
  • Brimonidine Gel MHRA Update
  • Fluoxetine 10mg Licensed Product
  • Vaccination Programme Residential Care Services 2016-2017

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Oxycodone Brand Prescribing

Posted: November 29, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

Increasing numbers of patient safety incidents involving oral oxycodone medicines have been reported to the Board CD Accountable Officer Teams across Scotland. One of the common errors is administration or prescribing of long acting instead of ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2016

Posted: August 23, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Buprenorphine Patches: Not Interchangeable
  • Duplicate Therapy Warnings
  • Oxycodone Formulary Change
  • Vitamin D Supplements : News
  • Sports Supplements
  • Desogestrel: Soya Bean Oil
  • MHRA Warning: Citalopram and Cocaine suspected Drug Interaction

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Safety: Buprenorphine patches

Posted: August 03, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Medication incidents

Brands are not all interchageable   Several brands of buprenorphine patches are available and these are not all interchangeable. We have previously reported a

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Naloxone in Primary Care

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

We previously highlighted advice for acute services on supply of take home doses for naloxone for patients at risk of drug overdose. There is no chang...

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Instalments for CDs

Posted: December 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Benzodiazepines

Instalment Prescriptions for CDs: Updated Home Office Wording   Prescriptions for Controlled Drugs which are supplied in instalments must contain specific wording to allow supply in advance of public holida...

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Naloxone take home doses

Posted: November 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Opioids

Opioid drug users are at a high risk of a drug related death on discharge from hospital. Services have been developed to ensure those with a current or previous history of opiate misuse are given overdose awareness training and a naloxone suppl...

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Controlled Drugs: Private Requisition Forms

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

From Monday 30th November, new legislation governing the paperwork to be used for stock orders for schedule 2 or 3 CDs in the community is coming into force. We have been advised that there is no change to the existing arrang...

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