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Pain Relief

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New NICE guidance on chronic pain

People with chronic primary pain should be offered a range of treatments to help them manage their condition, says NICE in a new guideline.

NICE: Many chronic pain meds do more harm than good

Several commonly used treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and shouldn’t be prescribed, NICE says in new draft guidance

WHO retracts opioid guidelines amid allegations

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

 

NICE approves cluster headaches device

A handheld device that delivers a small electric current has been recommended in draft guidance by NICE.

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”

Conference call: ASHP updates on opioid crisis

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

Marked rise in opioid prescribing

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

Teething gels to go pharmacy only

Lidocaine-containing products used for teething are to be sold only in pharmacies, the MHRA has announced.

Clinical briefing: Aspirin and cancer

A growing body of evidence is suggesting that aspirin reduces the risk of certain cancers

Optimism for community pharmacy in Wales

The future looks bright for community pharmacy in Wales, with changes putting clinical services at the focus of interactions.

Men struggle with stress

Only one in four men feel able to talk to friends and family when they are stressed, according to a new study by the Mental Health Foundation.

Pancreatic cancer death rates rising

Pancreatic cancer death rates in the EU have increased by five per cent between 1990 and 2016, according to a new report published by UEG to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Have your say: Pharmacy technician survey from APTUK

APTUK is seeking the views of pharmacy technicians and pre-registration trainees across Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

PSNC: Pharmacists must figure in NHS workforce strategy

Give community pharmacies a greater role in relieving NHS workforce pressures, PSNC is urging

Well celebrates pharmacy stars

Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, hosted its first ever Supplier Conference and Well Awards ceremony last month.

APPG hears about pharmacy in devolved nations

Community pharmacy representatives from each of the devolved nations discussed opportunities and challenges

London pharmacist leads AMR awareness initiative

A London pharmacist is using social media to raise awareness of the need to fight antibiotics resistance

Boots union vote to commence on February 4

The second ballot on Boots pharmacists' future representation will run from Monday February 4 2019 for five weeks

HCPs need self care training says PAGB

As Self Care Week launches, the PAGB is urging for self care training to be a key requirement for HCPs

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