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

Latest News & Postscripts

Updated Adult Gentamicin Chart

Posted: November 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The NHSGGC Adult Gentamicin: Prescribing, Administration & Monitoring (PAM) chart has been updated. Key changes: The NHSGGC ‘Intravenous Gentamicin Patient Information’ leaflet is now...

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WARNING - Antibiotic treatment failure risk

Posted: October 29, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

WARNING – Antibiotic treatment failure risk Raising awareness of the interaction between tetracyclines and fluoroquinolone antibiotics with multivalent cation-containing products (e.g. ir...

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Formulary Update (October 2019)

Posted: October 14, 2019.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary

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Therapeutics Handbook Update October 2019

Posted: October 11, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

This post summarise the guidelines that have changed in the most recent content update to the Adult Therapeutics Handbook

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Guideline News Oct 2019

Posted: October 04, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Semglee® – preferred brand of insulin glargine

Posted: September 26, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Semglee®  – preferred brand of  INSULIN GLARGINE The patent for insulin glargine 100 units/ml (Lantus®) has expired. Biosim...

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Have you heard of Choice and Medication?

Posted: September 23, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

https://www.choiceandmedication.org/nhs24/   Choice and medication is a free resource hosted within NHS Inform for use in NHS Scotland that provides u...

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DOACs and Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Posted: September 17, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs): increased risk of recurrent thrombotic events in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome  Following an EU review, the Summary of Product Characteristics (...

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Guideline News Sept 2019

Posted: September 16, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Prescribing Medicines by Brand

Posted: September 09, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Key Messages Generic prescribing is usually recommended due to cost-effectiveness, however in certain circumstances it is important to prescribe medication by brand name Examples of medication to be pre...

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