Five patients die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food

The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he wants "a radical new approach" to the food served in hospitals.Officials have linked the outbreak to foo

What is listeria, what is the listeria sandwich outbreak and what are the symptoms of listeriosis?

LISTERIA can cause infections when ingested, creating a host of problems.Public Health England confirmed on June 7 that an investigation had been launched after six patients picked up the bug.It had been supplied with meat produced by North Country Cooked Meats, which subsequently produced a

5 Patients Dead in UK Listeria Outbreak Linked to Hospital Food

London: The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he wants "a radical new approach" to the food served in hospitals.Officials have linked the outbrea

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review after five deaths linked to hospital sandwiches

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Major NHS food review after five people die of listeria after eating hospital sandwiches

However, it can have more serious consequences among those with pre-existing medical conditions, pregnant women and those with a weak immune system.‘For our part, we are co-operating fully and transparently with the FSA and other authorities, and will continue to do so.’ North Country Cooked Mea

Listeria outbreak: Health Secretary orders NHS food review after deaths

The incubation period for listeria can be up to 70 days and given we know that people would have been exposed maybe two or three weeks ago then we just have to wait for the disease to run its course.

Anti-vaxxers 'have blood on their hands,' says UK health secretary

The World Health Organization said measles had been eliminated in the UK for the first time in 2017.Speaking the same day on BBC Radio 4's Today program, Hancock said the UK needed to "consider all options" to ensure more children were vaccinated, refusing to rule out the possibility of compulso

Anti-vaxxers 'have blood on their hands,' says UK health secretary

The World Health Organization said measles had been eliminated in the UK for the first time in 2017.Speaking the same day on BBC Radio 4's Today program, Hancock said the UK needed to "consider all options" to ensure more children were vaccinated, refusing to rule out the possibility of compulso

UK to add addiction warnings to opioids as use soars

Camurus gained EU approval for its weekly and monthly Buvidal (prolonged release buprenorphine) for the treatment of opioid dependence in November, the first approval of a long-acting treatment for opioid dependence in Europe.Public Health England is currently undertaking a review into prescript

Opioid medicines to carry new addiction warning labels

We are therefore glad that the Government is finally starting to listen to organisations like ourselves and introducing measures to tackle the issue.’ He added: ‘Over recent years the BMA has put forward a number of tangible recommendations that would reduce the harm caused by prescription drug depe

UK to add addiction warnings to opioids as use soars

Camurus gained EU approval for its weekly and monthly Buvidal (prolonged release buprenorphine) for the treatment of opioid dependence in November, the first approval of a long-acting treatment for opioid dependence in Europe.Public Health England is currently undertaking a review into prescript

Opioid painkillers to carry prominent warnings about the risk of addiction

The prescription opioid crisis in the US is now so severe that in 2017 the country's Department of Health declared a national emergency.Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said: "We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal a

Opioid painkillers to carry 'cigarette style' addiction warnings

The new regulations have been praised by health professionals such as Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, who said: “We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal addictions, so I am delighted to see measures put in place to r

Opioid painkillers to carry addiction warning

The prescription opioid crisis in the US is now so severe that in 2017 the country’s Department of Health declared a national emergency.Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said: “We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal a

New warning for opioid painkillers

That same year, the US declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, estimating that 11.4 million people were misusing prescription painkillers."We need to place a greater focus on making sure that these medicines are used appropriately and for pain management alone, and make sure people are

Warning messages to be printed on opioid painkillers

The epidemic in the US has claimed the lives of high-profile celebrities such as the musician Prince, who died at the age of 57 from an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.She said: "We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal addic

Warnings are 'tip of the iceberg', says addiction counsellor

A dramatic rise in prescriptions for opioid painkillers has prompted a government plan to put prominent warnings on the medicines but a former drug user tells the BBC it is not enough.Nicki Hari became addicted to the powerful painkillers after undergoing ...

Opioid painkillers to carry addiction warning, Health Secretary announces

The prescription opioid crisis in the US is now so severe that in 2017 the country’s Department of Health declared a national emergency.Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said: “We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal a

Opioid painkillers to carry addiction warning, Health Secretary announces

The prescription opioid crisis in the US is now so severe that in 2017 the country’s Department of Health declared a national emergency.Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said: “We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal a

Opioid painkillers to carry addiction warning, Health Secretary announces

The prescription opioid crisis in the US is now so severe that in 2017 the country’s Department of Health declared a national emergency.Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said: “We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal a

Health Secretary adds prominent addiction warnings to opioid painkillers

We need to place a greater focus on making sure that these medicines are used appropriately and for pain management alone, and make sure people are fully aware of the risks.” Read More Drug companies that benefit from the war on opioid addiction A ‘really important piece of evidence’ shows how opioi

Opioid painkillers to carry addiction warning, Health Secretary announces

The prescription opioid crisis in the US is now so severe that in 2017 the country’s Department of Health declared a national emergency.Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said: “We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal a

Health Secretary adds prominent addiction warnings to opioid painkillers

We need to place a greater focus on making sure that these medicines are used appropriately and for pain management alone, and make sure people are fully aware of the risks.” Read More Drug companies that benefit from the war on opioid addiction A ‘really important piece of evidence’ shows how opioi

Opioid painkillers 'must carry prominent warnings'

Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist.She said: "We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal addictions, so I am delighted to see measures put in place to raise awareness of the risks of codeine and prescribed

Over-the-counter sales of codeine could be banned in new addiction crackdown

Some opioids can ruin lives like an illegal drug Mr Hancock said: “Painkillers must be treated with caution.We must act now.Some opioids can ruin lives like an illegal drug.” Public Health England is to report on adding more drugs to the prescription-only list.The move means the likes of co

Addictive painkillers to get warning labels as over-the-counter usage soars and ministers fear addiction epidemic

“As soon as the pain starts to alleviate, the drugs have done their job, and it is important to switch to over-the-counter medication like paracetamol which do not carry the same risk of addiction that comes with long term use.” Public Health England are already undertaking a review into prescriptio

Over-the-counter sales of codeine could be banned in new addiction crackdown

Some opioids can ruin lives like an illegal drug Mr Hancock said: “Painkillers must be treated with caution.We must act now.Some opioids can ruin lives like an illegal drug.” Public Health England is to report on adding more drugs to the prescription-only list.The move means the likes of co

Addictive painkillers to get warning labels as over-the-counter usage soars and ministers fear addiction epidemic

“As soon as the pain starts to alleviate, the drugs have done their job, and it is important to switch to over-the-counter medication like paracetamol which do not carry the same risk of addiction that comes with long term use.” Public Health England are already undertaking a review into prescriptio

Opioid medicines to carry prominent warnings to protect people from 'darker side of painkillers'

She said: "We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal addictions, so I am delighted to see measures put in place to raise awareness of the risks of codeine and prescribed drugs."As soon as the pain starts to alleviate, the drugs have done their job, a

Health secretary adds addiction warning to opioid painkillers

Powerful painkillers taken by millions of Britons must carry prominent “cigarette-style” warnings on their labels about addiction risks, Matt Hancock will announce today.At present the packaging of the most potent opioids is…Patients said they were unaware that they could become addicted to

Mr Hancock takes our prescription for opioids

All opioid medications will now carry clear… Want to read more?That is becoming a clear danger, as we reported earlier this year.Patients are often prescribed opioids without being warned that they are addictive.

Opioid painkillers to carry addiction warnings as Goverment warns of dramatic rise in their use

Recent research by the universities of Nottingham and Manchester suggested that Blackpool has the highest level of opioid prescribing in the country, where 10 per cent of the patient population is on opioids.The struggle against opioid addiction in the US is well documented.We know that too

Chief medical officer: 'Stop opioid use as soon as pain eases or risk death'

“We know that long-term use of painkillers can lead to life-altering and sometimes fatal addictions.” The stark warning is highly significant because she is the government’s senior medical adviser as well as the head…Millions of patients handed powerful opioids by their GP must be taken off them

Health officials plan warning labels for painkillers to beat addiction risk and prevent a US-style opioid epidemic

‘As soon as the pain starts to alleviate, the drugs have done their job, and it is important to switch to over-the-counter medication such as paracetamol which do not carry the same risk of addiction that comes with long-term use.’ Public Health England is already undertaking a review into prescript