Too many patients are not receiving their full prescribed dose with small-volume drug infusions, but hospital pharmacists can act to ensure patient safety.
Pharmacy must demonstrate that it has the knowledge and skills to support people to use opiods safely and effectively.
Pharmacists should be aware of the rapidly expanding illicit drug market and how they can play a role in reducing harm from popular novel psychoactive substances.
The UK government recognises that cannabis-based medicines could benefit children with epilepsy, but more robust effectiveness and safety data is required before the products can become widely available.
Collective amnesia in the NHS means that major issues affecting patient safety, such as medication errors, are not being adequately addressed, writes David Cousins.