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Opioids

11 results found for: opioids

When the drugs don’t work

As the evidence stacks up against the use of opioids for chronic pain, there’s a clear role for community pharmacists in helping people.

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. 

Key clinical developments in 2020

This CPD module provides community pharmacists with an overview of some of the major developments in pharmacy practice during the past 12 months. 

HCPs asked to issue ‘stronger warnings’ on opioids

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

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.  

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

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

Time to think topical

Helping customers choose the right topical analgesic for their individual needs is key if they are to gain optimum benefit.

Tackling the opioid crisis

The prescription opioid time bomb has focused clinical attention on chronic pain and inspired a raft of management initiatives across the UK.

Conference call: ASHP updates on opioid crisis

Opioid over-prescribing, medical cannabis and digital health developments were some of the topics covered

Pharmacy must reflect to prevent another Gosport, say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have collaborated on a learning resource on the events at Gosport, which saw at least 450 patients die



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