Opioid Painkiller Dependence Alliance (OPDA)

The Opioid Painkiller Dependence Alliance is a unique collaboration of pain and addiction specialists and patient groups committed to raising awareness of opioid painkiller problems and campaigning for dedicated services. Become an affiliate member and make our voice stronger.


Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2017 shows rise in fentanyl deaths

The Office for National Statistics has published the 2017 figures for deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales this week. The figures show that deaths from fentanyl have risen.

PHE expert reference group for the prescribed medicines review

PHE’s Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco and Justice Division (Health Improvement Directorate) has established a project team to implement the Prescribed Medicines Review, and the expert reference group’s primary role will be to inform and guide it.