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Substance Misuse

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Patient alert issued over 'unprecedented' opioid overdoses

PHE issues a national alert after an "unprecedented number of overdoses".

RPS: Every pharmacy should stock naloxone

Overdose treatment naloxone should be available from every community pharmacy in Scotland, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

London's first detox unit for the homeless opens on Monday

Homeless people in London will be offered support to stop drinking and taking drugs through a new detox unit. 

Alcohol deaths in England and Wales on the rise

Provisional data from the Office for National Statistics revealed a 19.6 per cent rise in deaths last year compared with 2019. 

Drinking habits change for over a third of people

Over a third of people (34.4 per cent) reported a change in their drinking habits over the last year.

Cocaine should be sold in pharmacies says charity

A charity is calling for stimulant street drugs including cocaine and ecstasy to be ‘nationalised’ and sold in Government-run pharmacies.

UK drug deaths highest since records began says ONS

The number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales last year climbed to the highest levels since records started in 1993.

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.

Pharmacy withdraws needle exchange service after residents protest

A community pharmacy in south Belfast is to withdraw its needle exchange service after more than 20 years following protests from local residents.

WHO retracts opioid guidelines amid allegations

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

Opioid dependence revolution

Independent Pharmacy Awards winner Shaheen Bhatia is part of the biggest change in opioid treatment in 40 years.

Online pharmacy can access SCR, Gidley says after codeine death

RPS president Sandra Gidley said online pharmacies can check medicines prescribed to patients after the death of a woman.

Benzodiazepines prescribed more in deprived areas, study confirms

Researchers found prescribing rates were 45 per cent higher in the most deprived populations compared to the least.

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

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

Business Fit for the Future Programme

This training offers new insights into the customers of today and explores how you and your team can adapt your sales approach to engage with customers in order to grow your business.

NHSE extends list of products not to be prescribed

Consultation opened on plans to extend list of products that should not be routinely prescribed.

CPNI slams government with cash-strapped pharmacy on brink

The community pharmacy network in Northern Ireland is on the brink of collapse as pharmacies across the country fail to pay their bills and suppliers and wholesalers warn the supply of medicines to patients “will grind to a halt” as a result.

Pharmacies in N. Ireland get £11m cash boost

The community pharmacy sector in Northern Ireland has been handed more than £11 million in additional funding over the next 16 months.

Winter Health Series

These practical, scenario-based modules are all about keeping customers healthy this winter. They will support you to advise customers on winter ailments and make appropriate product recommendations.

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