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Category list : Alcoholism

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  • Woman drinking (Piotr Marcinski|Dreamstime.com)

    Drug treatment costs for alcohol dependency rise to £2.41m

    31 MAY 2011 14:25

    The cost to the NHS of prescribed drugs for the treatment of alcohol dependency in England went up by 1.4 per cent in the last year to £2.41m, according to latest figures from the NHS Information Centre for health and social care.

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    Medical device alert update: alcohol skin preparations

    3 MAR 2011 16:43

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has updated the number of products included in an alert about alcohol skin preparations in February 2011.

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    Medical device alert: Alco-Prep alcohol skin preparations Subscription

    11 FEB 2011 16:46

    Alco-Prep alcohol skin preparation pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by H&W cv (see Panel) are being recalled because of the potential of bacterial contamination, which may lead to skin infection.

  • Liver disease: alcohol and the liver Subscription

    1 JAN 2011
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    Alcohol consumption can be a major contributing factor in the development of liver damage; abstinence is the mainstay of treatment for alcoholic liver disease, but therapies such as thiamine also have a role

  • Drug and alcohol treatment resource

    8 DEC 2010 17:45

    An online resource the “Skills hub”, which offers access to resources and best practice guidance for drug and alcohol workers, has been launched by the Substance Misuse Skills Consortium.

  • Man drinking

    Alcohol advice should be given in pharmacies

    4 JUN 2010 12:05

    Community pharmacists who have had necessary training should be offering alcohol advice, the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence says in new guidance.

  • Prescriptions for alcohol dependency treatment on the rise

    27 MAY 2010 13:15

    More than 150,000 prescription items for the treatment of alcohol dependency were prescribed in primary care or NHS hospitals in England and dispensed in the community in 2009, statistics released by the NHS Information Centre show.

  • Alcohol - Are we drinking too much?

    16 MAR 2010

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  • New alcohol campaign to warn against exceeding limits

    4 FEB 2010 12:56

    A campaign that warns about the dangers of regularly exceeding healthy alcohol limits has been launched by the Department of Health and a number of charities. The campaign includes television, press and billboard advertisements which illustrate the health risks of consuming more than two large drinks a day.

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