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Addictions may be described as “ecological or environmental traps” resulting from the human brain’s reaction to products or activities, rather than a disease of individuals, says an addiction expert. Drug, …

The real-time monitoring system for over-the-counter codeine-containing products, MedsASSIST – informing medicine decisions, is progressing well, David Quilty writes in this week’s edition of Forefront. User testing of the prototype …

The TGA is seeking further advice and submissions from stakeholders in regard to newly proposed options for the future scheduling of OTC codeine-containing preparations. Last month it deferred its final …

The TGA decision to defer the rescheduling of codeine-containing OTC medications conflicts with rising codeine analgesics misuse, its devastating consequences and the recognition that opioid misuse is a public health …

Recently the fifth IGCD Stakeholder Forum was held in Melbourne. Delegates from around Australia participated in discussions that would shape the policy on how we would manage drug use for …

The deferral of a decision on codeine scheduling will give the Guild time to address the problem of codeine dependence, national president George Tambassis said in his address to the …

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the deferral of a final decision on the possible rescheduling of codeine. PSA National President, Joe Demarte says that the extra time allowed …

The deferment of a final decision on the upscheduling of codeine-containing OTCs is very good news, but stakeholders now need to get moving quickly on the proposed real-time monitoring system …

Over-the-counter medicines containing codeine will remain OTC until at least 2017, the TGA has announced. A delegate of the Secretary to the Department of Health gave notice of the deferment …

Upscheduling codeine-containing OTCs could cost upwards of $1.27 billion in MBS outlay alone over the next four years, a new report has found. The Pharmacy Guild engaged Cadence Economics to …

Professor Peter Carroll, Dr Rebekah Moles, Dr Slade Matthews, Stuart Nankivell and Nick Logan (Members of the NSW Poisons Advisory Committee) on why they think upscheduling combination codeine products is …

As the final decision on OTC codeine scheduling draws near, ASMI’s Deon Schoombie ponders some of the drawbacks of upscheduling In the lead up to the announcement of the final …