Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:555–563 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1546-z O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E Medicines containing codeine: perspectives of medical professionals in the Republic of Ireland 1 2 3 1 3 • • • • • M. Foley T. Carney R. Harris E. Fitzpatrick A. Rapca-Veillet M. C. Van Hout Received: 11 February 2016 / Accepted: 25 December 2016 / Published online: 9 January 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Conclusion Policy should examine the need for greater Aims The aim of the study was to examine prescribing public health awareness on codeine use and should exam- professional’s perceptions on prescribed and OTC ine the role of OTC and internet sales in the development medicines, containing codeine in the Republic of Ireland. A of dependence. Further consideration should be given to secondary aim was to examine perceptions on codeine training and support for those who prescribe addictive dependence, screening and treatment. medicines in practice. Methods A cross-sectional study of a nationally represen- tative group of prescribing professionals was conducted Keywords Codeine Over the counter Prescribing using a questionnaire containing a number of open and Addiction Misuse Primary care
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