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

Latest News & Postscripts

VTE – Diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Posted: August 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

A site dedicated to the prevention,diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has recently been introduced onto StaffNet.

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Patients should finish the course of antibiotics

Posted: August 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Concerns have been raised regarding the opinion piece published in the BMJ regarding antibiotic courses. See response from Dr Andrew Seaton, Chairman of the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG).

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2017

Posted: August 17, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Wounds Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Steroid Foam Enemas
  • Online Medical /Pharmacy Services and the Direct Supply of Medicines
  • Unallocated Prescriptions
  • Wound Product Formulary

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Guideline News Aug 2017

Posted: August 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Guideline News Aug 2017

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New BNF and BNFC App Launched

Posted: August 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The publishers of the BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) have launched a new BNF/BNFC App which will replace the existing NICE BNF and BNFC Apps.

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Do I really need to prescribe an immediate antibiotic for lower respiratory tract infections?

Posted: July 28, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

A recent large observational UK general practice study of 28,883 patients with uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infection (RTI) (BMJ 2017; 357:j2148) supports other evidence that there is little to be gained from prescribing immediate anti...

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Post-MI LVSD Teach and Treat

Posted: July 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Following agreement between NHS Education Scotland (NES), cardiology and pharmacy services in NHSGGC (September 2013), patients

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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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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content update July 2017

Posted: July 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: Infections section:Guidelines which recommend...

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MHRA Updates May & June 2017

Posted: July 10, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update

Drug Safety Update (June 2017) includes: Denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva ▼): reports of osteone...

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