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

Latest News & Postscripts

Medicines Update Oncology June 2017

Posted: June 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

NEW: Guideline for the Management of Immune-related Adverse Events The West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCaN) Guidelines for Management of Immune-related Adverse Events have recently been issued by the West of Scotland Cancer Network ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2017

Posted: June 14, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes NSAIDs The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) EFIPPS Study

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This bulletin contains informtion on:

  • The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) and the Effective Feedback to Improve Primary Care Prescribing Safety (EFIPPS) Study
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribers and Electronic Prescribing    
  • Hypoglycaemia Treatment with Sugary Drinks             

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update June 2017

Posted: June 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has been updated and includes the following main change: Cardiovascular System section: Guidelines within the cardiova...

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Guideline News May 2017

Posted: May 30, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Guideline News May 2017 

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GGC Lipid Guideline Update

Posted: May 26, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

This blog summarises the main changes of the cholesterol guidelines updated in 2017

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Vitamin D: updated resources

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

NHSGGC Osteoporosis Strategy Group has produced a clinical guideline on the

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Mefenamic acid: price increase

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - NSAIDs

The May Drug Tariff price for mefenamic acid has increased significantly. <...

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Venous Thrombosis in Patients with Malignant Disease

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Venous Thrombosis in Patients with Malignant Disease   The NHSGGC

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Bisphosphonates: Oral Health

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw– new guidance and the role of prescribers and dispensers   Patients who are taking anti-resorptive or anti-a...

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Warfarin and miconazole oral gel potential interaction

Posted: May 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

In June 2016 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) highlighted the potentially serious clinical consequences of the interaction between miconazole oral gel and warfarin. As the Glasgow & Clyde Anticoagulant Service...

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