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Category list : Controlled Drugs

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  • ACMD recommends reclassifying tramadol Subscription

    1 MAR 2013 14:27

    Tramadol should be reclassified as a class C drug and listed in schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, says the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in a letter addressed to the Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Health.

  • DoH publishes details on CD regulations Subscription

    26 FEB 2013 15:15

    The Department of Health has published detailed information about the new regulations governing Controlled Drugs, which come into force on 1 April 2013.

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    Doping in academia

    20 FEB 2013 10:29

    Doping in sport has hit the headlines recently, with Lance Armstrong finally admitting in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. It is widely accepted that performance-enhancing drugs have no place in sport. But what about in academia?

  • Cognitive enhancers can improve memory or focus

    Cognitive enhancers: what they are, how they work and what is in the pipeline Subscription

    19 FEB 2013 17:00

    Our science series contributors Kalliopi Dodou and Hamde Nazar take a look at the cognitive enhancers currently available and research and development in this area

  • Ecstasy tablet (iStockphoto)

    No supply of "safer" recreational drugs from pharmacies, says RPS Subscription

    24 JAN 2013 10:49

    A suggestion that the least harmful recreational drugs could be supplied through pharmacies has been rejected by the President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, who described the idea as "incompatible" with the role of a health professional.

  • Hopes raised and then dashed Subscription

    19 DEC 2012 16:19 By Janna Lawrence

    Janna Lawrence looks back over the key events of 2012 for pharmacists and the pharmacy profession January Dispensing errors reform The new year began with the announcement of plans to reform the law that allows prosecution of pharmacists for unintentional dispensing errors by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • Do Controlled Drugs denaturing kits actually destroy the active drugs? Subscription

    7 DEC 2012 11:51

    Matt Traynor and Nader Siabi

  • John Cromarty

    Scottish Labour backs pharmacy after methadone row, but stops short of apology Subscription

    26 NOV 2012 10:20

    Scottish Labour Party Leader Johann Lamont has said she understands the importance of community pharmacists’ role in drug misuse, but stopped short of apologising for a Labour MSP who called pharmacists “methadone millionaires”.

  • Alex MacKinnon

    RPS pursues Scottish Labour Party over "methadone millionaires" comment Subscription

    12 NOV 2012 16:14

    An urgent meeting is being sought by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society with the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, to discuss the "absolutely unacceptable" criticism that has been levelled at methadone-dispensing pharmacists.

  • Praise again for pharmacy over successful pseudoephedrine controls Subscription

    31 OCT 2012 17:25

    Pharmacists have once again been thanked for making a “substantial contribution” to managing the potential misuse of medicines containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, which can be used in the illegal manufacture of methylamphetamine, or “crystal meth”.

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