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The recent recognition of “gaming disorder” as a new type of mental illness offers new possibilities to study the health and psychosocial effects of sufferers, say researchers Gaming disorder – …

PBS data shows no evidence of increased opioid prescribing in the year after the codeine reschedule, with overall opioid use trending down, according to ongoing research It’s been over one …

As the low-dose codeine upschedule loomed, predictions were made of an increase in crime, an increase in scripts for stronger opioids, and patients left in pain… but did it happen? …

A NSW pharmacist has been banned from practising for at least three years for misappropriating and consuming thousands of Endone, alprazolam and Duromine tablets At the time of the conduct …

The NSW inquiry into ice may be less important than focusing on pill testing and legal drug harm, says a prominent GP This week, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister …

A man in search of suboxone allegedly armed himself with a mop and threatened to kill pharmacy staff The Gold Coast Bulletin reports that Phoenix Wolf was out on bail …

Real time monitoring could drive people with prescription drug addictions to heroin, say substance abuse stakeholders Late last week Painaustralia, the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Australian Pain Society …

An inquest has highlighted the importance of careful decisions in drug withdrawal, after a patient died from being administered an excessive amount of buprenorphine In April 2015, a 38-year-old man …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Pain and Addiction Patients with pain and addiction often have multiple psychological, psychiatric, and medical comorbidities with associated polypharmacy, …

When the system launches in October this year, Victorian prescribers and pharmacists will have access to information regarding the history and usage of drugs of abuse SafeScript, the Victorian Government’s …

After all the fracas, the Medically Supervised Injecting Room is hitting all KPIs, as NSW calls for more rooms in needy areas, writes Angelo Pricolo On Saturday 30 June 2018, …

Pharmacist politician Emma McBride has taken aim at plans to drug test welfare recipients, citing her experience helping people with substance dependency The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) …