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The OTC codeine ban could save 100 lives a year, the Health Minister says, as ABC journalist reveals consumer fury And ahead of the upschedule of low-dose codeine products, mainstream …

Australian researchers are set to investigate the development of non-addictive analgesics The University of Queensland announced that it will be looking into alternatives to addictive opioid drugs such as codeine, …

People who have been overusing codeine may switch to alcohol misuse after Thursday’s upschedule, one expert warns And it’s likely to be those overusing codeine only a little—to treat pain …

Response to article published in the AJP – OTC codeine death claims must stop by A/Prof Adrian Reynolds The Australian Journal of Pharmacy article with Pharmacy Guild NSW Branch president …

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy and the University of Sydney’s Peter Carroll have gone head-to-head on Radio National debating codeine efficacy and implication in overdose The two spoke to the …

It’s possible that some people with codeine use disorder will emerge after February 2018 and present for help after their supplies run out, stakeholders say In an editorial in Australian …

Pharmacists are taking to mainstream media outlets both large and small to express their opinions on the upcoming codeine changes Several pharmacists around the country have given interviews to state …

At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes just once will go on to become daily smokers, new research finds Researchers said that data obtained from the UK, US, Australia …

The health sector needs a “fundamental re-education” around the use of analgesics in chronic pain, says AMA president Dr Michael Gannon And doctors have been over-prescribing opioids over recent years, …

Misuse of pharmaceuticals is now responsible for more deaths than illegal drugs, new data show A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals: …

Australia is in a “peculiar” situation where public sentiment opposes policy when it comes to codeine, says NSW Guild president David Heffernan In the NSW Guild eBulletin Mr Heffernan writes …

Only half of pharmacists believe they are adequately prepared to deal with a patient who is abusing OTC codeine, new figures show Among the data released by this week’s UTS …