Expanding community pharmacy based services for intravenous drug users in glasgow: considering the views of pharmacists and pharmacy customers
- At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Type: Poster
- By: GIDMAN, Wendy (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Background:Globally, it is estimated that 13.5million people abuse opioids. Rates ofÂ opiate abuse are higher in Scotland than much of the world. In recent years community pharmacists' involvement in providing services for opiate abusers has increased. In Scotland the cost of dispensing methadone rose by 84% between 2003/4 and 2008/9. This study.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.