EMCDDA publications database on drugs and drug use

EMCDDA database of publications – drugs and drug use Most recent publications Drugnet Europe 95 Health responses to new psychoactive substances Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence General Report of Activities 2015 Joint Report on acetylfentanyl Preventing overdose deaths in Europe European Drug Report 2016: Trends and Developments Cocaine trafficking to Europe…

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uk: New drug availability

Various chronic diseases New drugs available on the NHS for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. NICE has issued two pieces of final guidance recommending obinutuzumab …. more (Gazyvaro, Roche) and ofatumumab .…more (Arzerra, Novartis), which are each given in combination with chlorambucil, for people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia if treatments containing fludarabine or bendamustine are…

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ie: Emergency legislation introduced on Misuse of Drugs

Irish Govt introduces emergency legislation after Court of Appeal judgment The Government is introducing emergency legislation after Court of Appeal decision regarding a challenge to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977. The case dealt with the powers of the Government to control substances which are harmful to human health under Section 2 (2) of the…

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IE: Public consultation on easier access to ‘rescue’ drugs

Ireland: Public consultation on easier access to ‘rescue’ drugs in emergencies Varadkar:  public consultation on easier access to ‘rescue’ drugs in emergencies To  include epipens, Adrenaline, salbutamol, glucagon, naloxone and glyceryl trinitrate Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has launched a consultation process on whether to make a number of prescription-only medicines used in emergency situations…

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