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analgesics


What are the practical steps pharmacists can take to aid in safe and appropriate use of opioid analgesics? As concerns grow over the inappropriate use of opioid analgesics, is there …

What do you know about medication overuse headache? Ben Basger delves into the issue This is headache in people who overuse analgesia, where the analgesia leads to the paradoxical effect of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Proton‐Pump Inhibitors and Long‐Term Risk of Community‐Acquired Pneumonia in Older Adults In a large cohort of older adults in primary care, …

Paracetamol is the second most common substance involved in calls to Australian Poisons Information Centres, new data show Research led by Alanna Huynh, a poisons information specialist and research associate …

Pharmacists could help adolescents gain an understanding of common OTC medicines and prevent misuse and misadventure later in life, a new study suggests A pilot intervention to improve the understanding …

Codeine dependence, cannabinoids, acute dental pain and deprescribing… Debbie Rigby covers the latest research relevant to pharmacists Identifying and treating codeine dependence: a systematic review Codeine dependence is a significant …

Not satisfied with the February 1 upschedule of low-dose codeine, one stakeholder has applied to upschedule some codeine-containing products to S8 A proposed amendment to the scheduling of codeine has …

Up to three in 10 British pharmacies may be failing to give safety advice, a consumer advocacy organisation has found Which? Magazine, part of the Which? Group which also includes …

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, …

Despite the downturn in the analgesics category, pharmacy’s trusted advice and proactive approach might just be the key to driving positive future growth According to Nielsen data, in the last …

Painkillers like ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart disease and should be restricted Michael Stokes, University of Adelaide and Peter Psaltis, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute Medications …

We take a look at the last week in pharmacy With only a few more sleeps left ’till Christmas, a lot of Aussies are already well and truly into the …