Making medicines safer for everyone – the Yellow Card Scheme

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Many of us take medicines every day, to ameliorate symptoms, to treat and prevent disease. Medicines are essential for many people, unfortunately there is no perfect medicine, all medicines can cause unwanted side effects (sometimes called adverse drug reactions), in some people. Many side effects are mild, but some can be serious and even life-threatening. The more information we have …

Medical Cannabis

Pain UK: Position on medicinal cannabis 16/11/18

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On the 15th November 2018, Pain UK trustees attended a pharmaceutical company sponsored debate on the use of medicinal cannabis. The event included clinical, regulatory and pharmaceutical experts. Pain UK attendance was in the context of the UK government’s recent decision to reschedule cannabis products1 and interim NHS clinical guidance enabling specialist doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis2. It is evident that there is significant debate as to the clinical …