News Letters 2013


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 December 
2013

 Antiepileptics: MHRA guidance on changing products  
 Discontinuation of Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets  
 Colobreathe® and TOBI® Podhaler use in Grampian 

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 November 
2013

 Adult Migraine Treatment Summary  
 Adult Migraine Treatment Summary - Prophylactic Drugs  
 Ticagrelor - bleeding risk assessment in interventional procedures

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 September  
2013

 MHRA alerts      
 Nitrofurantoin reminder on precautions for use especially renal impairment in elderly patients     
 Oral ketoconazole - do not prescribe or use for fungal infections     
 Metoclopramide risk of adverse effects  
 New contraindications and warnings for diclofenac  
 Branded generic oral contraceptives added to Grampian Joint Formulary

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 August
2013

 Controlled Drugs GP Special Edition  
 Controlled Drug Inspections in Primary Care 
 Best Practice Advice - keeping yourself and your patients safe
 Advice on gabapentin and pregabalin abuse
 Recent Publications from CDAO Network (Scotland)

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 July
2013

 Change in Use of Ticagrelor
 Gabapentin and Pregabalin - Potential for misuse
 Electronic cigarettes

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  February
2013

 Audit Scotland Report - Prescribing in General Practice in Scotland  
 Souvenaid - not recommended for use in Grampian    
 NICE BNF and BNFC Apps for Smart phones  
 Optimax (L-tryptophan) discontinuation  
 Tredaptive modified-release tablets - Drug recall

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January
2013

 Unused Medicine Campaign  
 Updated Vaccine Handling Document  
 Advice on cardiovascular safety of NSAIDS -  including diclofenac  
 Grampian Smoking Advice Service's position statement on electronic cigarettes

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