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benzodiazepines


Police have issued a warning after seizing around 10,000 fake Xanax tablets Police from South Australia’s Serious and Organised Crime Branch seized about 10,000 of the tablets, which are white, …

Good news for those paying the maximum PBS co-payment this week, plus a lot of research news With the election looming, politics were naturally on the agenda this week, with …

The Choosing Wisely approach has made an impact in the safe prescribing of benzos and sedative-hypnotics among older adults, says keynote speaker The Choosing Wisely questions are a vehicle for …

Delirium has been linked to preoperative use of specific antidepressants and benzodiazepines in a new case-control study, with a strong case for pharmacists to deprescribe People who use antidepressants and …

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 …

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 …