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

Biologics

Ticagrelor 60mg

Posted: July 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Biologics

Following SMC advice that ticagrelor 60mg twice daily is not recommended for use in NHS Scotland, NHSGGC Heart MCN has recommended that the small number of patients currently receiving this should have their prescription changed to clopidogrel ...

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Infliximab biosimilar

Posted: July 17, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Biologics

NHSGGC have selected Remsima® as the preferred biosimilar infliximab.  The reference product (Remicade®) will continue to be available an...

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PostScript Acute 17 (June 2014)

Posted: May 27, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Biologics Dabigatran Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Anticoagulants Medication incidents gentamicin

In this issue:

  • Pharmacy prioritisation and referral
  • Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation: Update
  • TNF alpha inhibitors: risk of tuberculosis
  • Guideline news
  • Learning from incidents: warfarin follow-up post-discharge
  • Gentamicin prescription chart: updated version
  • Reminder: how to safely prescribe weekly alendronic acid

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

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Postscript Acute 10 (April 2013)

Posted: April 02, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Biologics Antimicrobial Prescribing Cancer Medication incidents gentamicin Vancomycin Formulary Prescribing GnRH analogues

 

In this issue:

  • Oral anticancer medicines
  • Level 2 Individual Patient Treatment Requests
  • Gentamicin and vancomycin on-line calculators
  • Learning from incidents
  • Guideline news
  • Reminder: Drug Safety Update

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

 

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PostScript 61 (January 2011)

Posted: January 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Biologics Opioids Statins

  • Anti TNFα therapy in Crohn’s Disease
  • Case notes: opioids
  • ‘If I could change one thing’
  • Additional guidance on atorvastatin

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