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Codeine case studies

These codeine case studies aim to walk pharmacists through common scenarios encountered in the pharmacy and equip them with the necessary tools to handle direct requests for codeine-containing medicines.

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Pain management: Tackling the hard conversations

This series of videos provides pharmacists with strategies to better engage with patients who are seeking assistance with pain issues.

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Codeine: Effective Collaboration and Patient Engagement

Recorded lecture October 2017

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Alternatives to OTC codeine

Discusses the role of pharmacists in managing patients with chronic pain including treatment options and the potential for abuse of codeine-containing products.

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Paracetamol/ibuprofen combinations: promising alternatives to codeine

Outlines the current issues around S3 provision of codeine containing products and the efficacy of paracetamol/ibuprofen combination products.

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Effective over-the-counter pain management in pharmacy

Over-the-counter (OTC) management choices for acute analgesia will change with the up-scheduling of codeine, forecast for February 2018.

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Exploring pain management through community pharmacy

Identifies the role of pharmacists in improving access to chronic pain care, including tools to assess chronic pain in community pharmacies offering a pain management service.

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OTC NSAIDs – Cardiovascular risks

Outlines the mode of action for NSAIDs and alternative recommendations when side effects or drug interactions occur.

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The evidence – Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids and turmeric

Identifies complementary medicines that can be used to treat musculoskeletal pain.

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Pain management – too many opioids

Summarise the use of opioids for long-term treatment of non-cancer pain including adverse effects and the need for a multifaceted approach.

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