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

Archive for 2012

Formulary News (December 2012)

Posted: December 21, 2012.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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PS Community Pharmacy (Dec 12)

Posted: December 20, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

PostScriptCommunity Pharmacy Issue 76, Dec 2012   Seasons Greetings from all the Team at Community Pharmacy Development and the very best for the 2013     Voluntary ban on methotrex...

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PostScript Primary Care December 2012

Posted: December 20, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

In this issue:

  • Holiday Addictions Service
  • Festive Community Pharmacy Arrangements
  • Jext ® Adrenaline auto-injector
  • Pregabalin and Gabapentin Prescribing and Misuse Potential

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PostScript Primary Care (Nov 2012)

Posted: November 15, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Unlicensed Medicines Benzodiazepines Wounds

In this issue:

  • Specials
  • Ranitidine 5mg/5ml
  • Diclofenac and cardiovascular risk
  • Simvastatin 40mg and amlodipine MHRA advice
  • Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia
  • Scriptswitch Software Pilot
  • Non availablility of Inadine®PVP I
  • Contraindications for silver containing dressings when breastfeeding
  • Sorbion Sachet S ®rebranded Sorbion Sachet Extra®
  • Prescribing Interface Subcommittee seeks GP representatives

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PostScript Acute 8 (November 2012)

Posted: November 08, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN Paracetamol NICE Delirium Low Molecular Weight Heparin

 In this issue: 

  • ‘Think Delirium’
  • Low molecular weight heparin dosing advice in the presence of renal impairment or in patients with very high or very low weight 
  • Paracetamol overdose – new guidance for IV acetylcysteine
  • Guideline News

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

 

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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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PostScript Primary Care Oct 2012

Posted: October 25, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Methotrexate

In this issue:

  • Vaccination against Pertussis
  • Vitamin D
  • Gliptins
  • Thrombopropylaxis for orthopaedic patients
  • Antiplatelets for stroke and TIA
  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day
  • Changes to prescribing and availability of Epanutin®
  • Success of voluntary ban on methotrexate 10mg tablets

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20: New Oral Anticoagulants (summary)

Posted: October 19, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Extra
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

 

An abbreviated summary of PostScript Extra 20: New Oral Anticoagulants

 Withdrawn as more than 2 years old and content no longer valid.  Contact Medicines Information (0141 211 4407) for further advice.

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20: New Oral Anticoagulants

Posted: October 19, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Extra
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

 

New Oral Anticoagulants

 Withdrawn as more than 2 years old and content no longer valid.  Contact Medicines Information (0141 211 4407) for further advice.

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (Nov 2012)

Posted: October 15, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

To read this bulletin in PDF format click here.   This edition contains information on: MHRA advice on use of Echinacea products in children Levothyroxine liquid products CMS Confirmation ...

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