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Stop avoidable deaths: additional regulation of Diamorphine and other opiates

Diamorphine should only be used for extreme pain in terminal illness.
My husband was prescribed Diamorphine for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and pneumonia from which he was recovering. This is wrongful prescribing and can cause death. Stricter legislation and rules are needed.

Much stricter control on the prescribing of Diamorphine and all other opiates is needed. At least three doctors should authorise any prescription of these drugs, following open discussions with the patients and family. The wishes of the patient must be the central focus. Special training needs to be given in the prescription of opiates to doctors and pharmacists. Legislation needs to be introduced to enforce the above. Patients' safety must prevail.

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Currently ranked 309 out of 1,838 open petitions, and 13,535 out of 101,830 petitions ever created.

Status

Open

Created By

Celia Jones

Created On

Friday 6 July 2018

Closing Date

Saturday 5 January 2019

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