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Latest data reveals a decline in use of low-dose codeine in 2018, but is there more to the story? UNSW’s National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has released the …

A better solution is needed for codeine-containing medicines says Warwick Plunkett, in our final UTS Pharmacy Barometer article Responses to the UTS Barometer survey about the removal of over-the-counter (OTC) …

Four-fifths of people who have visited a doctor to get a codeine prescription have not been offered an alternative, new data shows A survey commissioned by AFT Pharmaceuticals looked at …

New Zealand’s health professionals have been advised not to give codeine at all to children aged under 12, or to breastfeeding mothers New Zealand regulator Medsafe, and the Medicines Adverse …

All eyes are on Sydney this week as the Pharmaceutical Society hosts its annual conference, PSA18 The PSA has announced its top honours for the year: John Jackson was named …

Queensland is “out of step” with other jurisdictions, the Pharmacy Guild says in its submission to the state’s inquiry into the sector And Courier-Mail editor Sam Weir says that wider …

A New Zealand pharmacist has been censured after she created false codeine prescriptions and had them filled The New Zealand Health Practitioners’ Discliplinary Tribunal heard a charge of professional misconduct …

Victoria has added codeine to its Safescript real-time monitoring program in a move welcomed by the PSA State Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said that laws coming into effect on …

The Pharmacy Guild’s NSW branch wants to know how the codeine upschedule has impacted pharmacists and their patients Pharmacists have been invited to ask their patients to participate in the …

Codeine product shortages are winding up while other medicines are set to experience longer delays Four codeine products recently experienced shortages due to increased demand following the February upschedule, as …

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 …

Pharmacists, manufacturers and wholesalers have been cleared by the ACCC after being accused of hiking up prices of low-dose codeine following the upschedule Based on reports of consumer anger over increased …