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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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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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