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Flynn, Kealan (2009) Minor tranquillisers and sedatives: use and misuse in the West of Ireland. Galway: Western Region Drugs Task Force.

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This report focuses primarily on the three parties involved in a prescription: the Prescriber, the Pharmacist and the Patient; and brings together perspectives from service providers and service users aswell as official statistical sources. This document contains disquieting evidence of the misuse of minor tranquillisers and sedatives and of poor prescribing patterns. However, it is important to note that many GPs do adhere to the Good Practice Prescribing Guidelines for Clinicians, issued in 2002. This report also makes important observations in relation to the monitoring systems currently in place.


Date:2009
Call No:AA2, VH4.2 Western Region
Pages:65 p.
Publisher:Western Region Drugs Task Force
Place of Publication:Galway
ISBN:978-0-9561479-1-2
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB 5062 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Roscommon
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants) > Benzodiazepine
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Drugs and alcohol substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Mayo
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Galway

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