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Osteoporosis: Denosumab continuation COVID

Posted: March 30, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key point Denosumab treatment for osteoporosis should continue during the current COVID-19 pandemic  Please refer to the following statement from the NHSGGC Osteoporosis Strategy Group: ...

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(Hydroxy)chloroquine unlicensed COVID-19

Posted: March 30, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are not licensed to treat COVID-19 related symptoms or prevent infection. Clinical trials are ongoing to test chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as an agent in the treatment of COVID-1...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update: COVID Mar 2020

Posted: March 27, 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 sections.

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Nutritional supplements on the Kardex

Posted: March 11, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Dietitians can now add an ‘instruction to administer’ an oral nutritional supplement (ONS) to the Kardex (click

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Therapeutics Handbook Update March 2020

Posted: March 09, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.  This update includes; Signposting to relevant information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from within the

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Guideline News Feb/Mar 2020

Posted: March 09, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates Jan/Feb 2020

Posted: March 06, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

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MHRA Updates Quarter 4 2019

Posted: March 06, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Updates from the MHRA for the fourth quarter of 2019

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NACSYS®: preferred oral mucolytic in NHSGGC

Posted: February 26, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: NACSYS® is the preferred oral mucolytic in NHSGGC and should be considered first line for COPD patients unless otherwise directed by a respiratory consultant. COPD patient...

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Oxypro® Opening Instructions

Posted: February 21, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Oxypro® is now the preferred oral oxycodone prolonged release preparation in NHSGGC. See previous blog for further details

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