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Abasaglar KwikPen® – Vision (INPS) Practices

Posted: May 29, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages The Vision (INPS) system drug formulary used in some GP practices in NHSGGC has wrongly categorised Abasaglar KwikPen® as discontinued. This is an error; Abasaglar KwikPen® remains available....

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SGLT2 inhibitors and COVID-19

Posted: May 29, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Secondary care clinical teams in NHSGGC will review patients with type 1 diabetes on sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients wit...

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Clenil® Inhalers – Change in Appearance

Posted: May 29, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Due to increased demand, additional batches of Clenil® 100 (beclometasone 100 micrograms per dose) inhalers have been approved for use in the UK. Click

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MHRA Updates May 2020

Posted: May 25, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Give an update of MHRA guidance and news issued in May 2020

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EMIS Synonyms Update – April 2020

Posted: May 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages for primary care prescribers:the NHSGGC EMIS Drug S...

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Yellow Card Reporting and COVID-19

Posted: May 19, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Yellow Card reporting site for medicines and medical devices used in COVID-19

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COVID-19 Guideline News Apr/May 2020

Posted: May 15, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

COVID-19 NHSGGC Guidelines containing medicines published between 27th April and 15th May New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet...

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Vitamin D – COVID-19

Posted: May 15, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Vitamin D –Scottish Government guidance to reflect the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Key messages: With the current advice for people to stay at home during...

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Formulary Update - Dry Eyes

Posted: May 14, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: The Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents section of the NHSGGC Adul...

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MHRA Updates April 2020

Posted: May 11, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

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