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Important: Update re enoxaparin

Posted: April 08, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Key points: NHSGGC is switching to Inhixa® pre-filled syringes for all strengths of enoxaparin starting from the 25th March 2019. The safety device on the pre-filled syringe is the same as Arovi®...

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Polypharmacy App Updated

Posted: April 08, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Polypharmacy Mobile App now includes Patient shared decision making tools The Polypharmacy Mobile App which has been available since 2015 has now been updated to include the new version of the 

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Gluten Free Food Provision in Scotland

Posted: March 25, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The Scottish Government’s approach remains that within NHS Scotland, individuals who have an appropriate clinical diagnosis should still be able to access a wide range of staple gluten free foods (GFF) on NHS prescription.  The Depar...

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SGLT2 Inhibitors - Reports of Fournier’s Gangrene

Posted: March 25, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

By January 2019, the MHRA had received six Yellow Card reports (four in men and two in wom...

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Aspirin plus Rivaroxaban in stable CAD

Posted: March 25, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Low dose rivaroxaban (2.5mg twice daily) is now licensed in combination with aspirin for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in adult patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or symptomatic ...

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Guideline News Mar 2019

Posted: March 22, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Guideline News Feb 2019

Posted: March 15, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Faulty FreeStyle Libre Advice

Posted: March 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Occasionally FreeStyle Libre sensors are found to be faulty. The sensors may not stick properly, may not turn on, or provide any results. Patients are advised to phone Abbott’s Customer Care Line - 0800 170 1177 -...

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NHS Prescribing at request of private sector

Posted: March 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

NHS Prescribing at request of private consultants - Update Recently some GPs have asked about requests from the private sector requesting that they prescribe treatments for ADHD (e.g methylphenidate, a Controlled Drug).  We have pr...

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VSL#3 & Vivomixx removed from Drug Tariff

Posted: March 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Probiotics VSL#3 & Vivomixx removed from Drug Tariff     Following a rev...

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