Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Community Prescribing and Dispensing News: 2014

Month

Topics

No. 261 
December 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (November 2014)
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
    - Fidaxomicin
  • NICE Guidance
    - Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults
    - Nalmefene for reducing alcohol consumption
  • Nice guidance on lipid modification – patient decision aid now available
  • Prescribing following Drug Safety Bulletins
    - Domperidone
    - Strontium

No. 260 
October 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (October 2014)
  •  CAPC Technical Working Group
  • NICE Guidance
    NICE CG 186: Management of multiple sclerosis in primary and secondary care
    NICE CG 187: Acute heart failure: diagnosing and managing acute heart failure in adults
  • Levothyroxine - Take before breakfast 
  • Oral anticoagulants in non-valvular AF
  • Quinine
  • Primary care antibiotic guide - Oct 14th edition
  • European antibiotic awareness day

No. 259
September 2014 
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (August/September 2014)
  • Shared decision making
  • NICE Guidance
    - Long-acting reversible contraception
    - Drug allergy
    - Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Polypharmacy - Guidance for prescribing in frail adults
  • Resperate
  • Agomelatine

No. 258 
August 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (July 2014)
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
  • Immunosuppressants for renal transplant
  • NICE Guidance
  • BNF for Children updated
  • Methotrexate – 10mg tablets should not be prescribed
  • Emergency contraception
  • Erectile dysfunction drugs and selected list scheme

No. 257 
July 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (June 2014)
  • Adverse drug reaction e-learning module
  • Drug driving guidance
  • NICE Guidance - Atrial fibrillation
  • Combination inhalers in asthma often prescribed at high doses
  • A must read!

No. 256 
May 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (May 2014)
  • BNF update – May BNF e-newsletter
  • Labelling medicines for children
  • Antidepressant prescribing
  • VSL#3

No. 255 
April 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2014)
  • Quality tip of the month - Lithium
  • Inhaled steroids and risk of pneumonia for COPD
  • Lubiprostone (Amitiza) – Not in the formulary 
  • Dapoxetine (Priligy) – Not in the formulary 
  • BNF Update – April BNF e-newsletter

No. 254 
March 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (March 2014)
  • Domperidone
  • Immunosuppressants in renal transplant
  • CAPC Technical Working Group

No. 253 
February 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (February 2014)
  • Strontium
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
  • Respiratory tract symptom duration in children
  • NICE guidance
    - Osteoarthritis
    - Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults

No. 252 
January 2014
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (January 2014)
  • Soluble drug formulations and sodium content
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) – in the media recently
  • NICE guidance - Prostate Cancer