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Category list : Controlled Drugs

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  • "Z" drug correction Subscription

    8 JUL 2005 23:00

    In his letter (PJ, 2 July, p18) Brian Curwain incorrectly states that zopiclone “and the other ‘z’ drugs” are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs legislation. In fact one of the “z” drugs, namely zolpidem was added to schedule 4, part 1, para 1 of the Misuse

  • Counterfeit medicines (Braendan Yong/dreamstime.com)

    £12m worth of counterfeit medicines seized in the UK

    27 JUN 2013 17:04

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has seized £12.2m worth of counterfeit and unlicensed medicines in the UK as part of a week-long international operation.

  • 15th International Social Pharmacy Workshop

    8 AUG 2008 9:44

    Drug companies are turning risk factors into diseases to sell more medicines, while direct to consumer advertising in some countries is contributing to increased demand for medicines that may not suit the patient. Angela Alexander, senior clinical lecturer at the University of Reading, reports

  • A large number will be inconvenienced Subscription

    6 APR 2007 23:00

    I was interested to read the News feature (PJ, 17 March, p304) concerning the proposed P to POM switch for pseudoephedrine. I believe that most pharmacists would be concerned at losing such a useful drug from over-the-counter sales.

  • A New Zealand solution Subscription

    6 APR 2007 23:00

    When I was in Auckland in 2003, our suburban pharmacy became aware that sales of pseudoephedrine products were increasing quickly. These products were being sold mostly to customers we did not know, many of whom were of a dubious nature and who often asked to buy more than one pack.

  • A record should be kept for police inspection Subscription

    11 NOV 2006 0:00

    I have been reflecting upon Cathal Gallagher’s article on the Shipman Inquiry (PJ, 1 July, pp13–16) and I am amazed that, after such a prolonged enquiry at an exorbitant cost (£23m), it “has failed to close the loopholes in the regulation of Controlled Drugs used by Shipman”.

  • A review of Controlled Drug incidents reported to the NRLS over seven years Subscription

    1 SEP 2013

    To describe the number and types of patient safety incidents involving Controlled Drugs reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and the role of Accountable Officers for CDs (AOs) in incident reporting and learning.

  • A selfish attitude Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    With reference to the letter from Diane Bland (PJ, 21 April, p457) regarding the difficulties of cutting packs containing 30 tablets when a sensible standard would be a multiple of 28 days’ supply: this situation is inefficient for dispensing and confusing for patients, but occurs

  • A taster of science research advances Subscription

    14 SEP 2007 23:00

    A selection of some of the research work presented by pharmaceutical scientists at the science podium presentations is reported here. Dendrimers to enhance drug absorption for poorly soluble drugs

  • Accountable officers must be financed

    31 MAR 2011 12:50

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