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Controlled drugs


Belfast pharmacist pleads guilty to supplying fentanyl without a prescription

Plea hearing scheduled for June as pharmacy owner admits making unlawful supplies.

19 Apr 2024 , 2 Min Article


Five charged in Dudley over ‘illegal online medicine sales’

Charges follow an MHRA investigation into illegally operating websites

01 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Convicted diazepam pharmacist escapes strike-off due to MHRA delays

Convicted pharmacist claimed he was 'just selling off remaining stock'

04 Apr 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Fentanyl pharmacist who gave false references struck off by GPhC

Pharmacist's actions brought the profession into disrepute, says GPhC.

11 Jul 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Police in Greater Manchester find controlled and prescription drugs on street

The medicines seized included pregabalin, flucloxacillin, nitrazepam and zopiclone.

14 Feb 2022 , 1 Min Article

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RPS wants legal restrictions on CDs in research removed

The RPS has called for legal restrictions on the use of controlled drugs in research to be removed. 

12 May 2021 , 1 Min Article

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New legislation allows CD supply without prescription

Emergency legislation allows supply of CDs to existing patients without need for a new script.

29 Apr 2020 , 1 Min Article


EPS controlled drug prescriptions to rise dramatically

NHS Digital is rolling out electronic CD prescription functionality across more GP practices.

01 Mar 2019 , 2 Min Article