Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Community Prescribing and Dispensing News: 2016

Month

Topics

No 277
December 2016
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (December 2016)
  • Duloxetine in stress urinary incontinence
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
    - Tafluprost / Timolol (Taptiqom)
    - Safinamide (Xadago) (Not accepted for routine use)
  • NICE Guidance
    - NICE CG127 (Updated Nov '16): Hypertension in adults
    - NICE TA 418 (Nov '16): Dapagliflozin in triple therapy for treating type 2 diabetes
    - NICE TA 288 (Updated Nov '16): Dapagliflozin in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes
    - NICE TA 419 (Nov '16): Apremilast for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
  • Multimorbidity and Managing Alice
  • Wise words from Andrew Herxheimer
  • Chronic pain
No. 276
November 2016
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (October 2016, November 2016)
  • Sodium valproate
  • Testing treatments
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Sepsis toolkit
  • COPD
  • Significant event analysis
No. 275
September 2016 Pdf1
  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (July 2016, September 2016)
  • Polypharmacy
  • NICE Guidance
    - NICE CG140 (Aug '16): Palliative care for adults: strong opioids for pain relief
    - NICE CG 44 (updated Aug '16) Heavy menstrual bleeding: assessment and management

    - NICE NG17 (Updated Jul '16) Type 1 diabetes in adults
    - NICE NG 28 (Updated Jul '16) Type 2 diabetes in adults
    - NICE NG 56 (Sept '16) Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management 
  • Shared decision making
  • Choosing wisely
  • Quality tip of the month - Midazolam
  • Statins
  • Opioid epidemic
No. 274 
July 2016 Pdf1
  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (June 2016)
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
    - Brivaracetam (Briviact)
    - Aclidinium/Formoterol inhalation powder (Duaklir Genuair)
  • Quality tip of the month - Drug name confusion resulting in large tablet quantity to be taken
  • NICE Guidance
    - NICE TA 390 (May '16): Canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin as monotherapies for treating type 2 diabetes
    - NICE CG 42 (updated May '16) 
    Dementia: supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care
    - NICE CG 152 (Updated May '16) Crohn's disease: management
    - NICE TA 393 (June '16) Alirocumab for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia
    - NICE TA 394 (June '16) Evolocumab for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia
  • Selling statins blog on BMJ website
  • Asthma training course
No. 273 
May 2016
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2016)
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
    - Ivermectin 1% cream (Soolantra)
    - Guanfacine (Intuniv)
  • NICE Guidance
    - NICE CG 90: Depression in adults: recognition and management
    - NICE TA 388: Sacubitril valsartan for treating symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
  • Opioids Aware
  • Inhaled corticosteroids and pneumonia
  • EBM and shared decision making
  • Nefopam - Non formulary drug
No. 272 
April 2016
 Pdf1
  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (February 2016, March 2016)
  • CAPC Technical Working Group
    - Liraglutide/insulin degludec (Xultophy)
    - Dulaglutide (Trulicity)
    - Lisdexamfetamine (Elvanse)
  • Rifaximin (Targaxan)
  • NICE Guidance
    - NICE TA 385: Ezetimibe for treating primary heterozygous-familial and non-familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • NICE e-learning
  • Antimicrobial resistance animation
  • Shared decision making video
  • Bleeding risk with antidepressants and NSAIDs
No. 271
February 2016
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  • MHRA Drug Safety Update (December 2015, January 2016)
  • NICE Guidance
    - NICE TA 369: Ciclosporin for treating dry eye disease
  • Antimicrobial resistance e-learning
  • Opioids Aware
  • Reboxetine
  • High risk prescribing
  • Cognitive psychology