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    Drug misusers set to benefit from new pharmacy data recording systems Subscription

    10 OCT 2012 13:19

    IT initiatives in Scotland and Wales were shortlisted for national e-Health Insider awards. Debbie Andalo takes a look at the entries and what they mean for drug misusers

  • Opiate replacement therapy review launched in Scotland Subscription

    8 OCT 2012 14:29

    Methadone is in the spotlight in Scotland again, following the launch of an independent review of opiate replacement therapy (5 October 2012). The Scottish Government has commissioned an independent expert group, the Drugs Strategy Delivery Commission, to undertake the review.

  • Opiate substitution reduces risk of HIV in drug users Subscription

    5 OCT 2012 10:49

    Risk of becoming infected with HIV is significantly reduced in injecting drug users who are given opiate substitution treatment, a meta-analysis published in the BMJ this week (4 October 2012) suggests.

  • CD consultation starts Subscription

    2 OCT 2012 13:10

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  • Catriona Matheson

    Poor perceptions of drug misuse services need quashing Subscription

    13 SEP 2012 10:55

    Community pharmacies play a key role in engaging drug misusers with effective treatment, a job that other health professions seem reluctant to do, according to Catriona Matheson, senior research fellow at the Centre of Academic General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen.

  • Methadone being poured

    Methadone service defended against cash-cow criticism Subscription

    21 AUG 2012 13:28

    Community pharmacists' role in supplying methadone was defended by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society this week, after criticism was levelled at the service in Scotland's Daily Record newspaper.

  • Liquid methadone being poured

    Revised methadone dispensing fees go under review

    16 JUL 2012 15:27

    A review of new dispensing fees for methadone oral liquid has been launched by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, to establish whether the payments reflect the actual costs to community pharmacists.

  • Transitional methadone payments aim to take sting out of changes

    3 JUL 2012 13:34

    Changes to dispensing fees for methadone oral liquid came into effect on Sunday (1 July 2012), along with transitional payments that aim to soften the financial blow to contractors.

  • Catriona Matheson wins PPRT practice research award

    18 JUN 2012 14:17

    Academic Catriona Matheson has been recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for her research into drugs misuse and the role that pharmacists can play in delivering services to drug misusers.

  • Resources: Prescribing CDs Subscription

    26 APR 2012 10:32

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published guidance on the major legislative changes to the professional use of Controlled Drugs by pharmacists and nurses. The guidance provides practical information and signposting guidance for pharmacist independent prescribers and general considerations for pharmacists supplying Controlled Drugs.

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