Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Community Prescribing and Dispensing News: 2012

Month

Topics

No. 241 
December 2012
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  • BNF and BNF-C updates – Did you know?
  • NICE guidance: 
    Chronic heart failure - ivabradine technology appraisal
  • Pharmaceutical promotion - Evergreening
  • From Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin (Oct’12 Issue) - treating hypertension
  • From Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin (Nov’12 Issue): Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and major CVD events
  • Formulary factsheets
  • COPD resource

No. 240 
November 2012
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (October 2012)
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
  • NICE guidance
    - Crohn's Disease
    - Psoriasis
  • Metformin in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sick child resource
  • Antipsychotic learning module
  • Antibiotic prescribing - Useful resources
  • From the Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin (Sept’12 issue)

No. 239 
October 2012
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (September 2012)
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
  • Metolazone discontinued
  • NICE guidance
  • Quality tip of the month: Alfacalcidol
  • Cognitive psychology – Does the patient feel better?
  • Competency framework for prescribers

No. 238 
September 2012
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (July/August 2012)
  • Quality profiles
  • Paracetamol overdose
  • Health care quality in later life
  • Tiotropium
  • NICE Guidance

No. 237 
July 2012
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  • CAPC Technical Working Group
  • Pregabalin abuse
  • Pharmaceutical promotion
  • Indacaterol - Not in the formulary
  • Deprescribing
  • Clopidogrel and PPIs

No. 236 
June 2012
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (June 2012)
  • Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Discharge information and non formulary drugs
  • RESPeRATE device
  • NICE guidance

No. 235 
May 2012
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (May 2012)
  • Dabigatran
  • Tacrolimus
  • Hay fever season is here ....
  • Comments welcome on content of Antibiotic guide and Drug monitoring guide

No. 234 
April 2012
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2012)
  • Newly Licensed Drugs Sub-committee
    - Ranolazine
    - Qlaira
  • NICE guidance
  • Statins – Drug interactions and adverse drug reactions
  • Quality tip of the month – Methotrexate

No. 233 
March 2012
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  • Driving requirements for patients with diabetes
  • Opioids - Learning package
  • Strontium (Protelos)
  • Saxagliptin
  • Gliptins
  • Quality tip of the month - Topical ketoprofen

No. 232 
February 2012
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  • Dipyridamole
  • Quality tip of the month - Methotrexate injection s/c. prescribe as Metoject
  • Tough choices
  • NICE guidance
  • Aliskiren
  • NPC key therapeutic topics
  • Medicines for children website

No. 231 
January 2012
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (January 2012)
  • Domperidone - New safety advice
  • Aliskiren
  • Conservative prescribing