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benzodiazepines


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 …

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 …

Amcal and ScriptWise have teamed up to educate the public about opioid and benzodiazepine medications May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, an awareness campaign undertaken by the non-profit ScriptWise. Along …

A dentist has been reprimanded after prescribing benzodiazepines to a two-year-old and a seven-year-old who both later presented to emergency departments A NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing has heard …