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Adverse reaction

27 January 2009

Nursing Standard


Prescribed drugs undoubtedly save lives but some can also adversely affect mental health

Non-prescription medicines: prescribing legislation

07 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses developments in prescribing legislation in relation to non-prescription medicines. The three supply categories are outlined: prescription...

Taking and giving

15 May 2007

Nursing Standard


A code of practice sets out how pharmaceutical companies can promote medicines to health professionals and give information about prescription-only medicines to the...

Open AccessRole of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

14 January 2019

Nursing Standard


Deprescribing is the term used to describe the discontinuation of medicines. It can be either ‘reactive’, for example in response to an adverse event or therapeutic...