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Gabapentinoid prescribing rises two per cent in a year

NHS BSA publishes latest report on dependency forming medicines in England

07 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article


Pharmacist who failed to spot falsified fentanyl prescriptions suspended

Pharmacist failed to question issues around a patient's prescriptions, says GPhC

08 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Substance misuse

MHRA calls on naloxone providers to check for missing needles

Reports from France suggest some kits may be missing needles, says MHRA

11 Nov 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Clinical services

CPhO issues opioid substitution guidance ahead of bank holiday

'Make the care of the patient your first priority,' says David Webb

14 Sep 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Public health

LGA chair wants naloxone expansion after record number of drug deaths

Drug misuse accounted for 3,060 of 4,859 drug poisoning deaths last year

04 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Opioid consumption dropped in UK but increased globally, says study

Switzerland, Germany and Spain surpassed the US in sales of opioids.

31 Mar 2022 , 1 Min Article