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Gluten Free Food Provision in Scotland

Posted: Monday, 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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Faulty FreeStyle Libre Advice

Posted: Wednesday, 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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Gabapentin and Pregabalin - Change to CD

Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Category - Medicines Update

From 1st April 2019, amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 and the Safe Custody Regulations 1973 come into force, resulting in changes to the legal classification of gabapentin and pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Dru...

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