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Correspondence regarding independent prescribing of controlled drugs

Dear Jasmine Ganesh, Thank you for your reply (below) of 6 May 2015. You say that “Therefore, at the time of the review, there would have been no patients in receipt of controlled drugs prescribed by allied health professionals” but this … Continue reading

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email to Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health

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email to Professor Les Iversen, Chair ACMD and Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health

Dear Professor Iverson and Una O’Brien, I am writing about the recent decision to allow chiropodists, podiatrists and physiotherapists to prescribe controlled drugs including the benzodiazepines temazepam, lorazepam and diazepam under The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) (England, Wales … Continue reading

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THE MISUSE OF DRUGS (AMENDMENT) (No. 2) (ENGLAND, WALES AND SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2015

These amendments will enable further deregulation of benzodiazepine prescribing. From June 2015, physiotherapists will be allowed to prescribe some controlled drugs for treatment of organic disease or injury, including diazepam, dihydrocodeine, fentanyl, lorazepam, morphine, oxycodone and temazepam; chiropodists/podiatrists will be … Continue reading

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Recovering from benzodiazepines – a guide by Peter Hayes-Davies

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Andreas Lubitz was on prescribed antidepressants and the benzodiazepine Lorazepam (Ativan)

Click here to read article in the Telegraph Also, transcript below is from the International Business Times, 2 April 2015 “What Drugs Was Andreas Lubitz On? Lorazepam, Antidepressants Could Have Affected Germanwings Pilot by Elizabeth Whitman Medical records indicate that … Continue reading

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Pregnant woman was killed by train after doctor “failed to warn her an anxiety drug could cause suicidal feelings” Daily Mail 26 February 2015

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email to Jane Ellison, Public Health minister and Duncan Selbie, CEO, PHE

Dear Jane Ellison and Duncan Selbie, I am writing regarding the Parliamentary Question below in which Liz McInnes MP asks for the declaration of interests for members of the expert group responsible for updating the Drug misuse and dependence – UK … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Questions asked by Liz McInnes MP

26 February 2015 Prescription Drugs: Liz McInnes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many private prescriptions for (a) benzodiazepines, (b) z drugs and (c) antidepressants were issued in 2013; and whether such private prescriptions are included in the … Continue reading

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BBC News – Warning over drug-driving law and prescribed medication

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