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Category list : Controlled Drugs

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  • Controlled drugs guideline Subscription

    7 NOV 2014 10:00

    The National Instititute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a guideline on the safe use and management of controlled drugs and is currently consulting on the draft scope. The guideline will provide recommendations for the systems and processes relating to the safe use and management of controlled drugs. The consultation will be available from the NICE website until 1 ...

  • Controlled drugs guideline development group Subscription

    3 NOV 2014 12:08

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a guideline on the safe use and management of controlled drugs and is currently recruiting members of the guideline development group. The guideline will provide recommendations for the systems and processes relating to the safe use and management of controlled drugs. Group members will be drawn from social care, the NHS, health professionals, key stakeholders, patients, public and carers. Interested parties ...

  • Steve Field, first chief inspector of general practice of the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

    Information must be shared more effectively to stem controlled drug abuses

    22 AUG 2014 15:30 By Debbie Andalo
    Comments (1)

    Healthcare professionals are still not following the rules when handling controlled drugs despite measures to tighten-up security.

  • Tramadol abuse

    Decision to control tramadol results from learning how it is used or abused

    21 AUG 2014

    The dangers of addiction to the opioid, which were not anticipated at the drug’s launch, serve as a reminder that pharmacists always have more to learn.

  • Department of Health, Richmond House, Whitehall, London

    Plan to include controlled drugs on electronic script scheme

    18 JUL 2014 16:57
    Comments (2)

    England’s Department of Health has proposed extending the electronic prescription service to controlled drugs.

  • Tramadol guidance Subscription

    4 JUL 2014 7:50

    NHS England has published guidance on the handling of tramadol, which became a schedule 3 drug on 10 June 2014, but is not be subject to safe custody requirements. The guidance is relevant for community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and other pharmacy service providers.

  • Heroin drug abuse

    Pharmacists should have greater input into naloxone service in Scotland

    5 JUN 2014 16:06

    Source: Elliot Burlingham/Dreamstime.com Naloxone can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose

  • Parliament

    Four medicines set to become controlled drugs

    27 MAY 2014 0:00

    Zopiclone and zaleplon will become controlled drugs (CDs) from next month, in addition to tramadol and lisdexamphetamine.

  • Fake veterinary prescription

    Police issue warning over fake veterinary prescriptions

    30 APR 2014 18:32

    Police are warning community pharmacists to be on the lookout for fake veterinary prescriptions circulating in the north of England. The prescriptions are for medicines that can be used as recreational drugs.

  • Pharmacist advising elderly woman

    Pharmacy-based “patient empowerment” plan aids benzodiazepine cessation

    25 APR 2014 14:18

    A pharmacy-based patient education programme in Canada has shown success in reducing benzodiazepine use by the elderly, the results of a randomised trial reported in JAMA Internal Medicine (online, 14 April 2014) suggest.

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