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The Guild has hit back at claims that pushback against the interim decision to reschedule codeine-containing OTCs to prescription only do not adequately take into account safety issues. Pain specialist …

Efforts to retain pain and cold/flu medications which contain codeine on the Pharmacist Only schedule are misguided, says a pain expert. “There’s a scare campaign going on, which really doesn’t …

ASMI’s Deon Schoombie takes a look at how the prototype real-time monitoring system for OTC codeine would work During the last few weeks there has been substantial discussion about the …

To reduce the harm from inappropriate use of pharmaceuticals, health professionals and consumers need to be equipped to use medicines with potential for misuse in safe and appropriate way, says …

The Guild has lodged a response to the interim decision by the Advisory Committee for Medicines Scheduling to re-schedule codeine products prescription only, national president George Tambassis has told Guild …

Pharmacy is an underutilised resource for those living with addiction, writes Angelo Pricolo—and like other health professionals, pharmacists need a better understanding of the issues Harm minimisation is a philosophy …

Hospitality and blue-collar jobs are high-risk occupations for misuse of legally prescribed and OTC pharmaceutical drugs, new data show. Curtin University research, focusing on whether any differences exist between workers …

Upscheduling codeine-containing OTCs to prescription only would cause more problems than it would fix, writes Steve Scarff ASMI is opposed to the interim decision to up-schedule OTC codeine medicines to …

Experts say prisoners on parole with substance and mental illness issues need urgent specialist assistance to prevent them from re-offending. A three-pronged approach of parole system review, tailored substance abuse …

Taking codeine off pharmacy shelves will only hide the problem of its abuse, says the Consumers Health Forum of Australia. Moving codeine-containing medicines to prescription only is “a very blunt …

The use, treatment and availability of ‘ice’ have increased, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Ice is the crystal form of methylamphetamine, …

The Australian Self Medication Industry says it is extremely disappointed with the Federal Government Scheduling Delegate’s interim decision to up-schedule over-the-counter cough/cold medicines and analgesics that contain codeine to Schedule …