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Targinact®– not recommended for use

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019

Category - Medicines Update

Targinact® (oxycodone with naloxone) prolonged release tablets are not recommended for use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of severe pain which can only be managed with opioid analgesics. Despite this, use in selected clinical areas o...

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IDDSI Update

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Category - Medicines Update

Following assessment by a speech and language therapist, modification of fluids and diet may be recommended for people with swallowing difficulties.  In 2018, NHSGGC published information (available

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Important: Update re enoxaparin

Posted: Monday, April 8, 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: Monday, April 8, 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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