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chronic pain


Regional pain sufferers have less access to non-medication help for their condition – but in north-west Tasmania, pharmacists can help them access one option In the wake of the codeine …

Another stakeholder has alleged that pharmacists are responsible for the increased price of low-dose codeine – and taken aim at Pain MedsChecks Chronic Pain Australia, which represents people living with …

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced a project examining ways to reduce the risk of people developing chronic pain The Turnbull Government has announced the provision of $10 million for …

Doctor slams AMA for its outrage over the proposed pharmacy pain trial Last week Health Minister Greg Hunt announced a $20 million trial program to help people suffering chronic pain, …

Thinking of taking opioids for low back pain? Here’s what you need to know When it comes to treating low back pain, opioids have many risks and few benefits. Shutterstock …

Medicare needs to keep up with changes to best practice for treating low back pain, one researcher warns Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of lower back …

The looming upscheduling of codeine provides a reminder to consider how you handle chronic pain patients, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Management of chronic pain in pharmacy is evolving as the removal …

AJP asked readers if this ‘go-to’ drug is effective for acute and chronic pain conditions Recently the Director of Pain Research at the University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Moore, argued …

Effective and safe? This leader in pain research asks pharmacists to think again about this widely used drug While paracetamol has been the ‘go-to’ medicine for acute and chronic pain …

Pharmacists need to play a key role in helping people with ongoing pain to get assistance, write Dr Esther Lau, Prof Lisa Nissen and Tony Hall You know that awful …

Parliament today passed the Turnbull Government’s legislation delivering what it calls the “missing piece” for Australian patients and their doctors to access a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal …

Pain management best practice can be improved with the help of pharmacy staff in S3 referrals as they are often the first point of contact with customers who present with strong …