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UK fears crisis as 11.5 million get potentially #AddictiveDrugs

UK fears crisis as 11.5 million get potentially #AddictiveDrugs

| September 10, 2019

More and more Britons are being prescribed potentially addictive medicines like sleeping pills, opioids and other painkillers, raising the risk of a drug crisis like the one in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday (10 September), writes Kate Kelland of Reuters. In a government-commissioned report, researchers at Public Health England (PHE) said evidence […]

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#DrugOverdoses can be prevented – new resources released

#DrugOverdoses can be prevented – new resources released

| September 2, 2019

Related downloads Featured links Topic overview: Prevention of drug-related deaths in Europe Overview of take-home naloxone programmes in Europe Frequently asked questions (FAQs): drug overdose deaths in Europe Evidence summary: Naloxone to revert synthetic opioids overdose Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence Scottish data Fentanils and synthetic cannabinoids: driving greater complexity into […]

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UK offers £25 million contract to maintain drug supply after #Brexit

UK offers £25 million contract to maintain drug supply after #Brexit

| August 16, 2019

Britain is asking logistics providers to bid for a £25 million express freight contract to deliver medicines into the country on a daily basis after it has left the European Union on 31 October, writes Kate Holton. The Department for Health and Social Care said the contract would form part of its contingency plans to […]

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Hospital pharmacists call for European action to combat #MedicinesShortages

Hospital pharmacists call for European action to combat #MedicinesShortages

| June 21, 2019

  The 35 member organizations of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) adopted a new position paper on medicines shortages at their 49th General Assembly held last weekend in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The topic of medicines shortages has occupied the members of EAHP for quite some time due to its growing impact on patient care […]

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Launch of #EuropeanDrugReport2019

Launch of #EuropeanDrugReport2019

| June 4, 2019

On 6 June, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Alexis Goosdeel will launch the European Drug Report 2019, presenting the latest drug use and market trends and developments in Europe. The European Drug Report provides a comprehensive analysis of recent […]

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#AEuropeThatProtects – #EUDrugsAgency is recognized as a hub of excellence in Europe and internationally

#AEuropeThatProtects – #EUDrugsAgency is recognized as a hub of excellence in Europe and internationally

| May 15, 2019

The Commission has published a report positively evaluating the work of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the EU Agency on drugs. The report confirms that, over the period 2013 to 2018, the Agency continued to be widely recognized as a true hub of scientific excellence in Europe and internationally, providing factual, […]

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A lethal #IndustrialFarmFungus is spreading among us

A lethal #IndustrialFarmFungus is spreading among us

| April 26, 2019

Eighty percent of US antibiotics are used to promote livestock and poultry growth and protect the animals from the bacterial consequences of the manure-laden environments in which they are grown. That’s 34 million pounds a year of antibiotics as of 2015, write Alex Liebman and Rob Wallace, PhD. Fungicide and pesticide production at Sapec Crop Protection, Portugal […]

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