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

Latest News & Postscripts

Use of Antivirals for Flu

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The NHSGGC Antimicrobial Management Team have published guidance on the use of antivirals for influenza. This guidance includes a link to the Public Health England guidance which has been approved for use in Scotland by the Scottish Health...

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Yellow Card Reporting

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The following is a message from Yellow Card Scotland: ‘’The Yellow Card (YC) reporting data for Scotland for the Year 2016-17 is now available in our

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LHRH agonists for Prostate Cancer

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

LHRH agonists have an important role in the management of prostate cancer.  Within NHSGGC, leuprorelin (Prostap® DCS brand) is the medicine of choice for new patients where castration therapy with an LHRH agonist i...

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Hyperkalaemia in HF: Primary Care Management

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Eplerenone and spironolactone are mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) Combining ACEI (or ARB) with MRA in patients with HF due to reduced LVEF improves major outcomes C...

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Guideline News Jan 2018

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Message from Pharmacy Public Health re increase in measles in England

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Given the forthcoming festive period where individuals may be travelling to and from Scotland, community pharmacists are alerted to the recent steep increase  of measles cases in England in the past month, including North W...

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Eye infections in Children

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists have recently provided some information on eye infections for the Care Inspectorate to ensure nurseries, schools and day care services are aware of what to do with children with conjunctivitis. The full ar...

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New Guideline – Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults is available

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Guideline News Dec 2017

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Ibuprofen and chickenpox – risk of serious skin reactions

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages

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