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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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Colecalciferol product of choice

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Category - Medicines Update

Prescribing support teams have been asked to review patients in primary care prescribed 800 units of colecalciferol and ensure that they are prescribed the most appropriate licensed product according to the dosage recommendations in the NHSGGC ...

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