Addiction

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Opioid drugs to carry addiction warnings, says Hancock

All opioid medicines dispensed in the UK will need to have prominent addiction warnings to help protect people from the “darker side of painkillers”

‘Game changer’ for opioid dependence

Buvidal (buprenorphine prolonged release solution) allows weekly and monthly treatment of opioid dependence

Fall in people using drugs and alcohol services causes concern

There were 268,390 adults in contact with drug and alcohol services in England in 2017-18 - four per cent less than the previous year

Withdrawal symptoms as well as addiction common with ADs

‘Withdrawal’ symptoms and ‘addiction’ are commonly reported by people taking antidepressants, according to an online survey study of 1,829 patients in New Zealand

Reaching hardcore smokers

With 7.6 million smokers in the UK, spending cuts by local councils are hitting stop smoking services hard

Study highlights codeine dependence – a problem for pharmacy?

Pharmacies are a common source of codeine for dependent people but only one in 50 users seeks a pharmacist’s support



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