News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics Controlled drug requisition requirements and instalment prescribing From 30 November 2015, an approved form is now mandatory when requisitioning Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs in the community (note […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics Safe use and management of controlled drugs: NICE guideline consultation NICE has published a draft guideline for consultation for the safe use and management of controlled drugs (closing 25 […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics Motor Neurone Disease: NICE guideline consultation NICE have published a draft guideline for consultation for motor neurone disease (closing 13 October 2015), The guideline covers the assessment and management of motor […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

15/09/2015 Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics CQC annual report: safer management of controlled drugs The UK Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their 2014 annual report on the safer management of controlled drugs and made […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries.   Safety Updates MHRA further measures to minimise risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw with denosumab and IV bisphosphonates Following a review by MHRA and other EU regulators, denosumab 120mg is now […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries.   Hot topics Cochrane review: Palliative interventions for controlling vaginal bleeding in advanced cervical cancer This new Cochrane review (CD011000) has been published in full on-line.   Drug updates Co-danthramer and […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Safety updates Potential risk of error in selecting incorrect oxycodone strength The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has warned that incidents have occurred involving the selection of the wrong strength of oxycodone oral solution by prescribers on Egton Medical Information Systems (EMIS), used by GP surgeries. This appears to be due to the fact that the oxycodone 10mg/mL solution […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website.   Hot topics Court ruling requires NHS England to issue guidance for the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin for neuropathic pain Generic pregabalin capsules are now available in all usual strengths (25mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, 150mg, 225mg, 300mg and […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website.   Safety alerts Patient Safety Alert for Fluid/Food Thickening Powder NHS England has issued a patient safety alert (NHS/PSA/W/2015/002) warning of the risk of death from asphyxiation by accidental ingestion of fluid/food dry thickening powder. For more information, click […]

Read More…

News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website.   Safety alerts Patient Safety Alert for Potassium Permanganate NHS England has issued a patient safety alert (NHS/PSA/W/2014/18) warning of the risk of death or serious harm from accidental ingestion of potassium permanganate products. Potassium permanganate products are for […]

Read More…