Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update -2017

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

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Eye infections in Children

Posted: Monday, 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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Reminder of new BNF app

Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 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 The old NICE BNF app is not being updated and will be withdrawn at the end of November.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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Oral Mesalazine – Preferred Brands

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Category - Medicines Update

Changes have been made to the recommendations on interchangeability of oral mesalazine preparations. The BNF now states that there is no evidence to show that any one oral preparation of mesalazine is more effective than another for ulcerative ...

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