In recent years, use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain, especially long-term non-cancer pain, has seen a significant increase. Overuse of...
Trialling in-pharmacy administration of Buvidal began in May 2019, with the aim of reducing the need for daily supervised buprenorphine treatment....
The government decision comes after data showed the number of opioid painkillers dispensed in the community increased by more than 60% in the past...
In January, Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to investigate why the prescribing of “addictive medicines” has risen by 3% over the...
Pharmacists should use medicine use reviews to help spot patients with opioid addiction, Royal Pharmaceutical Society treasurer Sid Dajani has said...
EXCLUSIVE Fresh claims by national newspapers that pharmacists are "cashing in" on methadone addicts could deter patients from using the service...
Pharmacists must learn not to stigmatise methadone-using parents and should help to prevent children from accidentally taking the drug, substance...
The use of motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to treat methadone patients in pharmacies does not "significantly reduce" heroin use but does...
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