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

Medicines Update

For all prescribers and health professionals both in primary care and the acute sector.

All editions of PostScript (the previous name for Medicines Update) from 2011 onwards have been added to this site.  Click here for an index to all previous editions.  If you would like a copy of a previous edition, please contact  medicines.update@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

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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Guideline News Nov 2017

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates October 2017

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (October 2017) includes: Methylprednisolone injectable medicine contai...

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Melatonin Shared Care Agreement for use in children

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The Shared Care Agreement (SCA) for melatonin use in children with sleep disturbance has been reviewed and updated to reflect a change in preferred product, with a move away from Bio-melatonin® tablets as a result of recent national effecti...

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Reminder of new BNF app

Posted: November 01, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Please remember to download the new BNF app. The old NICE BNF app is not being updated and will be withdrawn at the end of November. The new BNF app can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices....

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors : A new class of cancer medicine – Management of suspected adverse events

Posted: October 27, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a relatively new class of cancer medicine. They can only be prescribed by cancer specialists, however, GP’s and non-cancer specialists should have an awareness of their unique spectrum of side effects an...

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