This prescribing review protocol is based on the recommendations for the management of migraine made in SIGN Guideline 107 and the NHS D&G Joint Formulary. It covers the use of opiates in migrane, triptan overuse and formulary compliance.
The site has been created to act as a central resource for all local drug advice as approved by Dumfries & Galloway Health Boards' Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee.
The ready access to prescribing information will support the safe and cost effective use of drugs in Dumfries & Galloway.
At present we spend £49million on drugs annually; it is therefore imperative that we maximise the health benefits from this investment for the people of Dumfries & Galloway through the use of evidence based medicine.