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

Latest News & Postscripts

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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Prescribing Semaglutide: practical considerations

Posted: September 09, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Semaglutide is a new weekly injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist recently added to formulary. It is available as a single pen device with 4 doses providing the patient with all they require for a month.

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NRT - Formulary Choices

Posted: August 23, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

 Nicotine Replacement  Therapy (NRT): Formulary choices Key messages Nicotinell® products (24-hour patches, lozenges or ...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update Aug 2019

Posted: August 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated. The following guidelines have had minor content updates:

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Formulary Update (August 2019)

Posted: August 19, 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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Guideline News July/Aug 2019

Posted: August 05, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Small Change Matters: paracetamol use in adults

Posted: August 01, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Paracetamol is a very commonly prescribed medicine in NHSGGC. Due to high use even small changes in price can make a big difference in the overall spend on paracetamol in primary care and acute services. Assess whether paracetamo...

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Off-label or unlicensed use of medicines

Posted: July 30, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The MHRA and the

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Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults

Posted: July 29, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

GGC guidance on the Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults is available 

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