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Category list : Alcoholism

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  • Alcohol consumption during low-dose weekly methotrexate therapy Subscription

    1 JAN 2009

    [img_assistnid=962942title=Wine (Pavalache Stelian desc=link=nonealign=rightwidth=170height=257]Question UK Medicines Information summarises the evidence for this frequently asked question: Can patients drink alcohol while taking long-term low-dose methotrexate?

  • WHO call for reducing alcohol harm

    9 OCT 2008 14:38

    Ways of reducing harmful use of alcohol are being sought by the World Health Organization, which is running a web-based hearing during October 2008.

  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: are a few drinks safe for pregnant women? Subscription

    9 OCT 2008 9:37

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) were unknown to me, a pharmacist of 14 years, until a member of my family was affected by it.FASDs consist of a range of conditions, from minor neurological and behavioural effects, to full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome. The only connection between these disorders is that the mother drank while pregnant.

  • Drug and alcohol misuse strategy for Wales unveiled

    8 OCT 2008 17:24

    New 10-year plans for combating drug and alcohol misuse in Wales were launched last week (1 October 2008) by Brian Gibbons, the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government.

  • Fife pharmacy supplying leaflets as part of Alcohol Awareness week

    Fife pharmacies support Alcohol Awareness Week

    8 OCT 2008 9:49

    Nine pharmacies across Fife are offering support sessions from Fife Alcohol Support Service counsellors as part of Alcohol Awareness Week, which runs from 5 to 11 October 2008. The awareness week is an initiative from the Scottish Government in partnership with the alcohol industry and aims to promote a joined up message about responsible alcohol consumption.

  • Welsh alcohol services guidance

    24 JUL 2008 13:04

    Community safety partnerships in Wales should consider the potential contribution of community pharmacy in providing opportunistic brief interventions for alcohol misusers, according to a new report.

  • Pharmacists in Wirral advise on alcohol use

    24 JUL 2008 12:55

    Alcohol-use screening and brief interventions are to be offered by pharmacists in the Wirral as an enhanced pharmaceutical service. Wirral Primary Care Trust launched a similar programme through GP surgeries in 2007 and the PCT believes this is the first time in the UK that such a service will be rolled out through pharmacies.

  • Three beer drinkers toasting

    Wirral PCT offers alcohol screening in pharmacies

    18 JUL 2008 10:58

    Alcohol use screening and brief interventions are to be offered by pharmacists in Wirral as an enhanced pharmaceutical service. Wirral Primary Care Trust launched a similar programme through GP surgeries last year but this is believed to be the first time such a scheme is to be rolled out through pharmacies.

  • Bottles

    Pharmacy's role in alcohol misuse lacks evidence

    16 JUL 2008 16:47

    Misuse of alcohol is an area that community pharmacists could have greater involvement in, but there is currently little evidence on the impact of services of this nature or their acceptability to service users, a new Royal Pharmaceutical Society report indicates.

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