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Category list : Controlled Drugs

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  • Writing SOPs for CDs

    10 FEB 2007 0:00

    Guidance on how to produce standard operating procedures for handling Controlled Drugs has been published by the Department of Health. It says that SOPs should

  • Write to the MHRA! Subscription

    6 APR 2007 23:00

    I read with some incredulity the proposal to reclassify pseudoephedrine from pharmacy to prescription only medicine (PJ, 10 March, p269) by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • Late-night pharmacy (Bigldesign/Dreamstime.com)

    Working at a late-night pharmacy Subscription

    6 JAN 2011 16:05

    Laura Elli Sharp had the opportunity to work night shifts at a late-night community pharmacy during her summer placement. Here, she writes about her experience

  • Will GPs do better at restricting supply? Subscription

    6 APR 2007 23:00

    Bob Dunkley’s letter (PJ, 31 March, p365) gave me the biggest laugh I have had in years until I realised he was serious in his praise for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. The most amusing part was the concept that criminal gangs would employ shoppers

  • Mark Griffiths: pharmacists may be offered training to reward brand loyalty

    Will generic substitution create a new industry relationship? Subscription

    24 MAR 2009 12:01

    With generic substitution set to become common practice for UK community pharmacists, Mark Griffiths gazes into his crystal ball and tells PJ Business Knowledge how this might benefit pharmacy businesses financially

  • Why should locums not sign SOPs? Subscription

    20 APR 2007 23:00

    I received an advertisement recently that alerted me to the issue of locum pharmacists compromising their self-employment status if they sign standard operating procedures. It quoted a letter to The Journal from

  • Who may currently prescribe, supply and administer Controlled Drugs?

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    Currently doctors, dentists and veterinary practitioners may prescribe all CDs in Schedules 2 to 5. Doctors are only able to prescribe diamorphine, dipipanone and cocaine to substance misusers for the treatment of addiction if they hold a licence issued by the Home Office. All doctors may prescribe

  • WHO launches global plans to deal with counterfeiting problem

    25 NOV 2006 0:00

    Global plans to tackle drugs counterfeiting were launched last week by the World Health Organization.

  • Where do I store individual bottles? Subscription

    20 JAN 2007 0:00

    As I read Jenny Keen’s letter in The Journal of 16 December 2006 (p735), I became more and more anguished about the consequences of her point of view. I fully agree with everything she says: “Supplying methadone in large undivided quantities is likely to predispose overdose, both by faulty measurement

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