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Guideline News July/Aug 2019

Posted: August 05, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Small Change Matters: paracetamol use in adults

Posted: August 01, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Paracetamol is a very commonly prescribed medicine in NHSGGC. Due to high use even small changes in price can make a big difference in the overall spend on paracetamol in primary care and acute services. Assess whether paracetamo...

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Off-label or unlicensed use of medicines

Posted: July 30, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The MHRA and the

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Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults

Posted: July 29, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

GGC guidance on the Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults is available 

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MHRA Updates Quarter 2 2019

Posted: July 29, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Updates from the MHRA for the second quarter of 2019 Drug Safety Update includes:

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Adult Neutropenic Sepsis - Guideline Correction

Posted: July 22, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Staff are asked to be aware of the following correction to the Initial Management of Neutropenic Sepsis in Adu...

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Guideline News May/June 2019

Posted: June 24, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Therapeutics Handbook Update June 2019

Posted: June 21, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated. Several sections have had minor content updates. Other changes include:

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Targinact®– not recommended for use

Posted: May 24, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Targinact® (oxycodone with naloxone) prolonged release tablets are not recommended for use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of severe pain which can only be managed with opioid analgesics. Despite this, use in selected clinical areas o...

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Fluoroquinolone safety – new restrictions

Posted: May 15, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Reports of adverse events associated with fluoroquinolone use prompted a recent EU safety review....

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