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NHG Pharmacy 20th Anniversay - 24 Sep to 28 Oct 2020

Product Catalogue 2020 

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Updates on COVID-19

 

Only use official COVID-19 websites, social media and mobile app - www.gov.sg/article/covid-19-resources  

covid-19 resources 

"Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Safe". For latest updates on COVID-19: www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19 

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 Stay home - covid19
 
    MOH Public Health Travel Advisory (Updated 18 Mar 2020)

  • In view of the heightened risk of further importation of COVID-19 to Singapore, Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad with immediate effect.
  • This supercedes our earlier advisory announced on 15 March to defer all non-essential travel abroad. The expansion of the travel advisory is to reduce the risk of Singaporeans being infected with the virus when abroad, and spreading it to other Singaporeans when they return.
  • As Singapore’s measures will evolve according to the global situation, Singaporeans should check the MOH website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for the latest measures.

     
  • MOH Health Advisory 
     
  • We urge Singaporeans to remain calm and vigilant. Singaporeans can continue to play their part by being socially responsible, practising good personal hygiene habits and complying with safe distancing measures. (click here to view other MOH Health Advisories).
  • Members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
    • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness
    • Observe good personal hygiene; Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing)
    • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or runny nose
    • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately
    • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell. 

For enquiries, please call MOH General Hotline at 6325 9220.
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20 March 2020: COVID-19 Health Advisory by Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS)

 WHO Convide FAQ 
 
    Does ibuprofen make COVID-19 infection worse? What about my other pain-killers?
  • There is insufficient information to support that ibuprofen or any other anti-inflammatory agents increase the risk for COVID-19 infections.
  • If you are using ibuprofen or any other anti-inflammatory agents at the advise of your doctor or pharmacist, do not stop.
  • Discuss with your health care provider if you are concerned. Click here for more details.

     
  • I am on Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) or Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) for my blood pressure and for kidney protection. Am I at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection?
  • No human studies have shown the increased risk in people taking these background medicines.
  • Do not stop your medicines without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist in charge.
  • Click here for more details. 

For more information, please visit https://www.pss.org.sg/know-your-medicines/covid-19-advice-general-public
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4 Dec 2019: Patient Advisory - HSA recalls 3 out of 46 Metformin Medicines   

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) recalled 3 metformin medicines – Glucient XR Tablet 500mg, Meijumet Prolonged Release Tablet 750mg and Meijumet Prolonged Release Tablet 1000mg. The 43 other brands of metformin medicines approved in Singapore are NOT affected by the recall.

These affected brands are not stocked at any National Healthcare Group Pharmacies (NHGPh). If you have any of the affected medication, please contact the pharmacy where you purchased the medicines for instructions on the exchange. There is no immediate health risk. Do not stop the medication on your own as stopping the medicine will lead to an increase in your blood sugar levels.

For more information on the recall, please refer to HSA’s website. You may also contact HSA at 6866-3538 or email to contact_hprg@hsa.gov.sg if you have further enquiries. Thank you.  

Glucient XR Tablet 500mg
metformin 1 

Meijumet Prolonged Release Tablet 750mg
metformin 2
 

Meijumet Prolonged Release Tablet 1000mg
metformin 3 

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LOSARTAS RECALL ADVISORY  

Losartas 50mg and 100mg Recall by Health Sciences Authority (HSA), 28 March 2019.
Please note that the last date for returns of affected tablets is 31 December 2019.

   Losartas 50mg pack 

Losartas 100mg pack 

For enquiries, please email to feedback@pharmacy.nhg.com.sg or call 6340 2300.

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 health booklet coverpage 2019  

get the Facts + debunk the Myths
The truth to better self-care
Read online here 

Lifewise Magazine Nov Dec 18 

Lifewise (Nov/Dec 18 Issue No. 78) - Live Well, Celebrate!
Read online here  

 Healthhub 

 HealthHub  

Lets you access your family's health records and learn about what's best for their health. 

Visit www.healthhub.sg to find out more.

 

NHG Pharmacy’s Multi-dose Medication Management System received the prestigious regional CIO Award 2013  

ConviDose Sachet CIO Award 2013 

NHG Pharmacy received a top regional CIO Award for its Multi-dose Medication Management (MMM) System also known as  ConviDose™ on 13 March 2013. This coveted award is given every year to the top five organisations in Asia who break new ground by using IT systems to add value to their customers.

The MMM System packs patients’ medicines into individual sachets, according to the prescribed dosages and time the pills need to be consumed. This is a boon for patients with multiple long-term illnesses and their caregivers who have to keep track of various medications. It is especially useful when the patient has to take several different tablets a day.

More importantly, the MMM System improves medication safety as the sachets help to ensure the right medicines are taken at the right time and in the right dosages.

About 3,400 patients in 16 nursing homes and four long-stay wards in the Institute of Mental Health are already using this pioneering multi-dose medication service. The system is now being piloted at Hougang, Jurong and Toa Payoh polyclinics for use in patients own homes, and will be progressively rolled out in the nine National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. Ms Chan Soo Chung, NHG Pharmacy’s Executive Director said: “The MMM System makes it easier for patients to manage their medications, and empower them to live independently – at home and in the community.


NHG Pharmacy launches ConvidoseTM on 8 May 2012



Convidose 

Singapore First Multi-Dose Medication Management Service is now used in 14 nursing homes island-wide.

For anyone with multiple long-term illnesses, keeping track of medication can be a challenge, especially so when one is elderly and has difficulty identifying the medications or remembering when and how to take them.

To address these common problems, the National Healthcare Group Pharmacy is excited to introduce ConvidoseTM, Safer Easier Medicines - for patients and caregivers alike. This is Singapore first Multi-dose Medication Management Service.

With ConvidoseTM, patients' medicines dosages can be conveniently pre-packaged into individual sachets, according to the stipulated quantity and time the pills need to be consumed.

Some 3,000 patients in 14 nursing homes island-wide and four long stay wards in the Institute of Mental health (IMH) are already enjoying the benefits of this pioneering multi-dose medication service since the pilot started in May 2010.

At the launch of ConvidoseTM, Safer, Easier Medicines this morning, National Healthcare Group Chief Executive Officer Professor Chee Yam Cheng said in his opening address: "I'm happy that NHG Pharmacy has just started a small pilot at Toa Payoh Polyclinic to assess patients' needs and fine tune the operational workflow. We look forward to eventually providing this convenient service to those who need help with managing their medication at all nine National Healthcare Group Polyclinics island-wide.

"With plans to extend this service to the daycare centres and patients being looked after by the private healthcare providers," Prof Chee added, "I'm sure more of the public will be able to benefit from ConvidoseTM."

NHG Pharmacy Executive Director Ms Chan Soo Chung explained how ConvidoseTM benefits the users in the 14 nursing homes and four long-stay IMH wards that subscribe to the service.

"The ConvidoseTM medication management service allows our nursing home partners to free up precious manpower, save on storage space, cut down wastage and improve medication safety," Ms Chan said. "There was also significant improvement in productivity at the back-end because we can now pack the medication for 200 beds using 1.5 man-days instead of 20 man-days in the past."

ConvidoseTM: Safer, Easier Medicines won a Merit Award in the Ministry of Health's EXCEL Best Innovative Project in 2010. It also clinched the NHG Excellence in Action Award (Team category) that same year.

Nursing home administrators are very enthusiastic about ConvidoseTM, said Mdm Low Mui Lang, Executive Director, The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home: "Some residents may require up to 15 different pills a day, which can be challenge to keep track of accurately. This system helps simplify things by providing all the necessary medicines for each dose in one convenient sachet."

"ConvidoseTM frees time out from from tedious medicine mangement, and allows staff to spend more time interacting with our residents," said Ms Tan Guat Peng, Director of Nursing at United Medicare Centre.


   

 

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