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Safety in Lactation: Opioid analgesics

21 October 2020The evidence relating to the safe use of opioid analgesics in breastfeeding mothers is very variable between individual drugs. This group of drugs presents a…

Who can supply or administer Controlled Drugs under the terms of a Patient Group Direction and under what circumstances?

8 September 2020The use of controlled drugs is regulated under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. Not all professions listed…

Shortage of diamorphine injection 5 and 10mg

11 May 2020Both manufacturers (Wockhardt and Accord) of diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injection are experiencing supply difficulties and availability of these products is likely to remain unpredictable…

What naloxone doses should be used in adults to urgently reverse the effects of opioids?

19 December 2019The opioid antagonist, naloxone, is a highly effective antidote the use of which is potentially life-saving. The drug has a role in a wide range…

Review of high dose opioids in chronic non-malignant pain

12 April 2019The Faculty of Pain Medicine (Royal College of Anaesthetists) states that the morphine dose for which harms outweigh benefits is 120mg oral morphine or equivalent/24…

ARCHIVED NPSA Alert – High dose morphine and diamorphine injections 2006

25 May 2006This page forms part of a resource on medication related patient safety alerts issued  by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) between 2002 and 2012…