P.A.I.N Annual Trustee Report

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By | May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

P.A.I.N Press Release

PAIN Press release Feb 2017 The Painkiller Addiction Information Network (PAIN) charity welcomes the report ‘Highways and Buyways’ released today by DrugWise, which highlights the ‘elephant in the room’ healthcare scandal of addiction to prescribed medication in the UK. Despite focusing on the illicit ‘street’ drug scene in the UK in 2016, the report also [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Street Drug Survey

Street drug survey final pdf 25th Jan INTRODUCTION Beginning in 2004, DrugScope produced an annual survey of the UK drug scene. This continued until 2014 (published in January 2015) after which time, DrugScope folded. Since then, DrugScope’s former Director of Communications Harry Shapiro, together with an ex-colleague, launched DrugWise in January 2016. The purpose of [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day (OPAAD)

LONDON – Today marks the second annual Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day (OPAAD) which was established to raise awareness about the risks associated with opioids including the very real risk of addiction.  In the United States, there is an epidemic of opioid painkiller abuse, which has led to an explosion of heroin use and overdose [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Australian Doctors and pharmacists at odds over plan to make codeine prescription-only

The story in the Guardian online today  reveals that in Australia there is a move to restrict codeine based medicines to prescription only stopping the purchase of medicines like Neurofen Plus or Panadeine Extra in the pharmacy. The system in Australia has is very similar to the UK, however this is not the case in every country some [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

BMA calls for much needed action to tackle prescription drug dependence

Click here for full report PAIN welcomes the publication of the analysis report by the BMA’s Board of Science, titled ‘Prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal – building a consensus for action’ which was published on 12 October 2015. The BMA is the British Medical Association is the trade union and professional body for doctors [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Launch of new Alliance for Opioid Painkiller Dependency

Launching the new Opioid Painkiller Dependence Alliance which is an ‘umbrella’ body forming an alliance of organisations involved in pain control and in addiction management. PAIN are delighted to be have been one of the founding members and one of the 8 core members, which together represent the interests of both the pain and addiction communities. Click here [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments