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benzodiazepines


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 …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Physical functioning and mindfulness skills training in chronic pain The importance of improved physical function as a primary outcome in the …

A psychologist has had his registration cancelled after he entered into a relationship with a patient and gave him gifts including cigarettes, alcohol and a tattoo A number of allegations …

Following the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, one key stakeholder has spoken of “extreme” concern over chemical restraint Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Ms Janet Anderson …

SafeScript is already saving lives, says the Victorian Government, while the Victorian Guild calls for urgent action in other jurisdictions SafeScript, Victoria’s real-time monitoring system, went live in Western Victoria …

A pharmacist has been reprimanded and conditions imposed on his registration after he stole S8 medicines and falsified records In February 2015, the owner of two Chemist Warehouses contacted the Pharmacy Board …

Debbie Rigby takes a look around at the latest in research news Patient-centered care interventions to reduce the inappropriate prescription and use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs A systematic review of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Patient-centered care interventions to reduce the inappropriate prescription and use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs A systematic review of 20 studies has …

Opioids and benzos for illicit use are easy to obtain, a new report has found… and while personal importation numbers are small, they’re increasing The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists This paper includes an evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely …

Pharmacy 777 and ScriptWise are urging pharmacists to speak with patients about the risks associated with long-term use of benzos and opioids As part of ScriptWise’s inaugural National Prevention of …