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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has expressed concern at the proposed re-scheduling of codeine containing analgesics to Schedule 4, Prescription Only Medicine. The interim decision of the Advisory Committee on …

Federal Members of Parliament from all parties and health groups called for legislation on alcohol promotion after the Alcohol Advertising Review Board 2014-15 Annual Report was released in Canberra today, …

The Australian Government will never legalise ice, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced following calls to legalise the drug. “Ice typically contains poisons,” Nash said in a statement …

Pharmacists are being placed front and centre of QUIT4october, a new Lung Foundation Australia pilot smoking cessation and social media initiative launched this month. Throughout September, Lung Foundation Australia will …

The AMA wants better resources, including security, and health services to deal with the methamphetamine or “ice” epidemic. The AMA has released its updated Position Statement on Methamphetamine (2015), which …

A tobacco tax increase taking effect today has been welcomed by health stakeholders. Quit Victoria Director Dr Sarah White says regular price increases for cigarettes are the single most effective …

Independent research into the results of the Coalition Government’s ice advertising has praised the campaign. Speaking ahead of the launch of the second instalment of the ads onto TV and …

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is calling for greater awareness of the over-prescribing of opioid prescription medication for pain. RACP President, Laureate Professor Nick Talley, says opioids are now …

Ahead of Federal Parliament resuming next week, the AMA is calling on the Government to renew its focus on addressing the many ways that the misuse of alcohol is causing …

Treating patients with chronic pain can be a complex, long-term relationship, especially if codeine is involved, writes Karalyn Huxhagen. Like all community pharmacists, I kick myself when I fall for …

Helping treat and manage addiction through pharmacotherapy is part of a complex process, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen, from the School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of …

There has been a lot of discussion by pharmacists in recent times about surveillance of codeine shoppers, writes 2010 PSA Pharmacist of the Year Karalyn Huxhagen. Codeine seeking behaviour is …