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Category list : Controlled Drugs

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  • Vision for pharmacy: Coping with a large demand for CDs Subscription

    24 JAN 2004 0:00

    The Shipman Inquiry is currently examining the use and monitoring of Controlled Drugs in the community. Clare Bellingham (on the staff of The Journal) finds out how one pharmacist in Aberdeen is using novel systems to deal with a high demand for Controlled Drugs.

  • Oral morphine solution should be a CD POM Subscription

    15 JAN 2005 0:00

    A chiropodist friend was attending to one of her patients, when the woman began to drink straight out of a medicine bottle, which had been dispensed to her for the control of pain. The bottle contained Oramorph oral solution (morphine sulphate 10mg/5ml).

  • Making oral morphine a CD is not the answer Subscription

    22 JAN 2005 0:00

    Although I can understand C. Ralph's concern at morphine being swigged from a bottle with such apparent unconcern, I cannot agree that 10mg in 5ml morphine sulphate solution should be reclassified as a Controlled Drug (PJ, 15 January, p55).

  • Streamlining the regulatory framework Subscription

    29 JAN 2005 0:00

    C. Ralph (PJ, 15 January, p55) makes a valid point concerning the appropriateness of the classification of scheduled Controlled Drugs. This same point was made by both myself and many other contributors to the Shipman

  • Co-proxamol withdrawal is widely welcomed

    5 FEB 2005 0:00

    Letter to healthcare professionals PDF (55K)

  • Statutory Committee (5 February 2005)

    5 FEB 2005 0:00

    Pharmacist reprimanded for unlawful MST supply The Statutory Committee has reprimanded a pharmacist who continued making a weekly supply of MST Continus 10mg tablets to a patient for several weeks after her GP stopped prescribing the product.

  • Pharmacists advised of atomoxetine risk

    12 FEB 2005 0:00

    Potential liver problems associated with the use of atomoxetine (Strattera) have been brought to the attention of pharmacists and doctors by the Committee on Safety of Medicines.

  • Supplementary prescribers to get CD access

    26 FEB 2005 0:00

    Pharmacists who are supplementary prescribers will be able to prescribe Controlled Drugs from 14 March.

  • Products (26 February 2005)

    26 FEB 2005 0:00

    Prescription ProductsBupivacaine Bupivacaine hydrochloride (0.1 per cent or 0.125 per cent w/v) solutionfor infusion is now available from Goldshield Pharmaceuticals. Net price, 20 bags, 0.1 percent 100ml £168.29, 0.1 per cent 250ml £211.72, 0.125 percent 250ml £216.06. Legal category: POM.

  • How new drug technologies might overcome toxicity from chemotherapy Subscription

    1 APR 2005 23:00

    Jenny Bryan is a freelance writer based in London Illustration of hypoxia, which provides the conditions for banoxantrone to work

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