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Opioids

16 results found for: opioids

The risk of opioids to UK pharmacy

Following a US court decision, UK pharmacies are understandably concerned about opioid misuse, says Andrew Andrews.  

Start trialling injecting facilities to drive down drug deaths, says RPS

There were 4,561 drug-related deaths in England and Wales and 1,339 in Scotland last year.

Opioid use has fallen in County Durham and Sunderland, campaigners claim

Painkillers Don't Exist said the number of high-strength opioids prescribed has gone down.

Boots working with regulators to address opioid misuse

Exclusive: Boots working with "external" regulator and professional bodies to tackle opioid misuse.

Walgreens, CVS and Walmart helped fuel opioid epidemic, jury finds

Over 60 million and 80 million prescriptions for painkillers were dispensed in Lake and Trumbull respectively between 2012 and 2016.

MHRA recalls batch of methadone tablets

Medicines watchdog issues a class 3 recall for a batch of methadone tablets.

Legal ripples over opioid use may spread from across the pond

It feels hypothetical right now but we should all keep a close eye on how this plays out in the US, says Neil Trainis.

Pharmacists could supply take-home naloxone under new proposals

Pharmacists, paramedics & other frontline workers could supply naloxone under Government plans.

GPhC takes action against pharmacies over codeine linctus sales

Thirty-six pharmacy premises and a pharmacy professional were reined in.

Opioid prescribing varies widely across England

Opioid prescribing varies considerably across England and is especially marked in areas of high socio-economic deprivation, a study shows. 

HCPs asked to issue 'stronger warnings' on opioids

The MHRA is asking healthcare professionals to give patients “stronger warnings” on the risks of opioids.

The time I met EastEnders' Grant Mitchell

Independent Pharmacy Awards winner Shaheen Bhatia appeared with Ross Kemp in a documentary about opioid addiction.

GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

WHO retracts opioid guidelines amid allegations

WHO retracted the guidelines amid allegations that drug manufacturers had undue influence on their development.  

Gabapentin, pregabalin and oxycodone scripts rise sharply

Prescriptions for gabapentin, pregabalin, and oxycodone rose consistently each year between 2013 and 2018.

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

Social deprivation and lack of access to information are potential factors in prescription drug dependence.



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