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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

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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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Prescribing

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

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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