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benzodiazepines


A pharmacist has been found guilty of professional misconduct, after buying benzodiazepines from another pharmacist out of a car boot in a high rollers casino car park In December 2016, …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Reducing Medical Admissions and Presentations Into Hospital through Optimising Medicines (REMAIN HOME) Integrating pharmacists into 14 general practices to review medicine …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Benzodiazepines This article is a viewpoint on the risks and benefits of benzodiazepines, showing risk …

A GP blamed printer malfunctions and two patients for a large number of scripts for alprazolam, diazepam and testosterone to two patients A GP’s registration has been cancelled for excessive …

SMS exchanges led to a nurse being found guilty of professional misconduct for supplying prescription drugs to patients in exchange for money, and borrowing thousands of dollars from them A …

The number of Australians who die from unintentional drug overdose each year continues to rise, and is set to worsen due to COVID-19, a new report reveals. Released on International …

The current focus on inappropriate use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines for residents in aged care facilities should drive accredited pharmacists to understand and implement effective strategies to optimise use of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news The dispensing of psychotropic medicines to older people before and during they enter residential aged care Analysis of dispesning data of …

A counterfeit benzodiazepine that is stamped to look like a pharmaceutical product is being illegally sold in Australia Etizolam, an unregistered benzodiazepine medication, is being illegally sold in Australia in …

A “very disturbing” new report shows that unintentional drug overdose deaths continue to rise – with pharmaceutical opioids and benzodiazepines a particular concern Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2019, issued by …

Debbie Rigby looks at the latest in research news Inhaled corticosteroids in children with persistent asthma: effects of different drugs and delivery devices on growth This Cochrane review explored the …

Who should be offered naloxone? The range of patients may be wider than some health professionals and patients think, writes Carlene McMaugh Naloxone is an important medicine for preventing toxicity …