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Opioids

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Boots working with regulators to address opioid misuse

Exclusive: Boots working with "external" regulator and professional bodies to tackle opioid misuse.

Walgreens, CVS and Walmart helped fuel opioid epidemic, jury finds

Over 60 million and 80 million prescriptions for painkillers were dispensed in Lake and Trumbull respectively between 2012 and 2016.

MHRA recalls batch of methadone tablets

Medicines watchdog issues a class 3 recall for a batch of methadone tablets.

Pharmacists could supply take-home naloxone under new proposals

Pharmacists, paramedics & other frontline workers could supply naloxone under Government plans.

GPhC takes action against pharmacies over codeine linctus sales

Thirty-six pharmacy premises and a pharmacy professional were reined in.

Opioid prescribing varies widely across England

Opioid prescribing varies considerably across England and is especially marked in areas of high socio-economic deprivation, a study shows. 

HCPs asked to issue 'stronger warnings' on opioids

The MHRA is asking healthcare professionals to give patients “stronger warnings” on the risks of opioids.

GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

WHO retracts opioid guidelines amid allegations

WHO retracted the guidelines amid allegations that drug manufacturers had undue influence on their development.

 

Gabapentin, pregabalin and oxycodone scripts rise sharply

Prescriptions for gabapentin, pregabalin, and oxycodone rose consistently each year between 2013 and 2018.

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

Social deprivation and lack of access to information are potential factors in prescription drug dependence.

Opioids linked to pneumonia in Alzheimer’s

Opioid analgesics are associated with a 30 per cent increase in the risk of pneumonia in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Cannabis delays driving opioid use, MP claims

In a backbench debate in the House of Commons on Monday May 20, MPs shared stories of the effect prescribing restrictions were having on their constituents.

Opioid drugs to carry addiction warnings, says Hancock

All opioid medicines dispensed in the UK will need to have prominent addiction warnings to help protect people from the "darker side of painkillers".

'Game changer' for opioid dependence

Buvidal (buprenorphine prolonged release solution) allows weekly and monthly treatment of opioid dependence.

Conference call: ASHP updates on opioid crisis

Opioid over-prescribing, medical cannabis and digital health developments were some of the topics covered.

Prescription opioids may increase pneumonia risk

Prescription opioids may increase the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), research suggests.

Pharmacy must reflect to prevent another Gosport, say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have collaborated on a learning resource on the events at Gosport, which saw at least 450 patients die.

Marked rise in opioid prescribing

Opioid prescribing more than doubled in England between 1998 and 2016 according to a new analysis.



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