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Midazolam still included in PGDs

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A sedative commonly used in operations can still be prescribed in patient group directions (PGDs), even though the home office has tightened up regulations on its use.
Midazolam has been changed from a schedule four part I drug to a schedule three drug by the home office.

However it can still be prescribed by healthcare professionals qualified to use PGDs for perioperative procedures.

It is the only schedule three controlled drug that can be used, in certain circumstances, as part of a PGD.
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