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Therapeutics Handbook Update: 1 May 2020

Posted: May 01, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.  This update includes; An update to some of the COVID-19 guidelines:

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COVID-19 Medicines governance arrangements

Posted: April 29, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Interim NHSGGC Medicines Governance Processes During the COVID-19 Pandemic In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHSGGC Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and its subcommittees, has cancelled its meetings for ...

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Thromboprophylaxis in COVID-19 Patients

Posted: April 24, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

NHS GGC Thromboprophylaxis Guidelines for COVID-19 patients are now available.

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MHRA Updates Mar 2020

Posted: April 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

  Esmya (ulipristal acetate): suspension of the licence due to ri...

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Long term oral anticoagulation during COVID-19

Posted: April 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

NHS GGC Guidance: Conversion from warfarin to a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) during hospital admission for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation* (AF) or venous thromboembolism (VTE) * non-valvular AF exclu...

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Ibuprofen and COVID-19

Posted: April 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: Following a review, the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on coronavirus (COVID-19) concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of...

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COVID-19 Guideline News Apr 2020

Posted: April 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

COVID-19 NHSGGC Guidelines relating to medicines published between 13th and 17th April  New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Provision of contraception during COVID-19

Posted: April 20, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key points: The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) Clinical Effectiveness Unit has published 

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Therapeutics Handbook Update: COVID Apr 2020

Posted: April 10, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated. This update includes the publication of two new guidelines related to the COVID pandemic in the following section.

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Vitamin B12 replacement: COVID-19

Posted: April 08, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

 

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