Volume 12 (2003)

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Number Date Topics Covered
14 December 2003(document, opens in a new window)
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  • Prescribing and the Oxfordshire Recovery Plan
  • Lithium – safe prescribing and dispensing
  • Mesalazine – must be prescribed by brand name
  • APCO Bullet points from September 2003
13 December 2003(document, opens in a new window)
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  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
12 November 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(199.8 KB)
  • Ramipril
11 September 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(225.5 KB)
  • Management of Parkinson’s Disease, Part 2
10 September 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(210.8 KB)
  • Management of Parkinson’s Disease, Part 1
9 August 2003(document, opens in a new window)
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  • Generic Prescribing – this provides a definitive list of which preparations MUST be prescribed generically
  • Topical Prostaglandin analogues for glaucoma – John Salmon discusses the three products on the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Formulary
  • Azithromycin for cystic fibrosis – details of cystic patients that might be initiated on azithromycin are given
8 August 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(73.1 KB)
  • Evra – the new contraceptive patch
7 May 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(70.5 KB)
  • Cerazette
6 April 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(141.0 KB)
  • Treatment of Migraine in adults
5 April 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(112.0 KB)
  • Statins Guidelines
4 March 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(103.2 KB)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in General Practice
3 March 2003(document, opens in a new window)
(76.9 KB)
  • Duration and dose in some antibiotic courses
  • Community acquired pneumonia and Exacerbations of COPD
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Recurrent Candidiasis
  • Treatment of Chickenpox
  • Treatment of influenza
  • Terbinafine
2 January 2003(document, opens in a new window)
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  • A national screening tool should soon be available which will aid identification of patients requiring nutritional support
  • Dietary advice and use of fortified foods should be first line choice for individuals requiring nutritional support
  • A patient requiring supplements in general requires only 1- 2 cartons of “sip” feeds/day (i.e. 300-600 Kcal/day)
  • Nutritional supplements should not be used long term without regular monitoring and assessment of nutritional needs
1 January 2003(document, opens in a new window)
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  • Information on two errors that occurred in Oxfordshire, one dispensing and one prescribing
  • Details of the switch by the Churchill renal unit of some patients from Eprex to NeoRecormon or Aranesp
  • Details of the Medicines Information Service available to GPs and Community Pharmacists
  • Information on Mezalazine preparations – these are not interchangeable and should be prescribed by brand name

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