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Substance Misuse

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Cocaine should be sold in pharmacies says charity

A charity is calling for stimulant street drugs including cocaine and ecstasy to be ‘nationalised’ and sold in Government-run pharmacies.

UK drug deaths highest since records began says ONS

The number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales last year climbed to the highest levels since records started in 1993.

HCPs asked to issue ‘stronger warnings’ on opioids

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

Pharmacy withdraws needle exchange service after residents protest

A community pharmacy in south Belfast is to withdraw its needle exchange service after more than 20 years following protests from local residents.

Don't bet on it

With gambling addiction on the rise, more people than ever are starting to suffer serious health problems connected to their compulsion. 

WHO retracts opioid guidelines amid allegations

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

Addiction prescription

PHE publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of medicines.

Development of UK alcohol clinical guidelines underway

PHE is collaborating with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to produce the first UK-wide clinical guidelines for alcohol misuse.

Benzodiazepines prescribed more in deprived areas, study confirms

Researchers found prescribing rates were 45 per cent higher in the most deprived populations compared to the least.

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

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

Drug misuse deaths in Wales highest ever

The highest number of drug misuse deaths ever – 208 – were registered in Wales in 2018.

Drug overdose now biggest killer of middle-aged men

Suicide is no longer the biggest killer of men in the 35-49 age group, the Office of National Statistics has found.

Alprazolam misuse highlighted in young

Young people are especially likely to misuse alprazolam resulting in short-term toxicity and long-term dependence, research finds.

Business Fit for the Future Programme

This training offers new insights into the customers of today and explores how you and your team can adapt your sales approach to engage with customers in order to grow your business.

Fuelling the festivities

The winter weather and Christmas partying can do their worst, but pharmacy teams can help customers keep healthy.

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.

Self care: a year round mission

Self care is the topic of the moment and pharmacies can help protect the health of their communities.

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 

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.

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