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Not satisfied with the February 1 upschedule of low-dose codeine, one stakeholder has applied to upschedule some codeine-containing products to S8 A proposed amendment to the scheduling of codeine has …

Two codeine-containing products are experiencing shortages due to increased demand in the wake of the codeine upschedule Sanofi has seen a shortage of two of its codeine products, Panamax Co …

It may have been a short week for many, but it’s been a busy week for the Pharmacy Guild Following our tongue-in-cheek announcement on 1 April that the Pharmacy Guild …

Concerns that drug companies are using codeine upschedule to market stronger painkillers reveal an urgent need for real-time recording, says Guild Pharmaceutical companies have come under fire for allegedly using …

A new report tabled in Victorian Parliament has highlighted misuse of pharmaceuticals as the leading cause of drug-induced deaths in Australia The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform, Road and Community Safety …

The TGA has responded to RMIT ABC’s Fact Check article, reaffirming its stance that OTC codeine sales have been responsible for more than 100 deaths per year Last week, RMIT …

RMIT ABC Fact Check has concluded Minister Hunt’s claim that making codeine prescription-only would save 100 lives a year doesn’t stack up to evidence In a move that is sure …

NSW Guild has briefed members on preparing for potential upcoming State and Federal elections, citing ‘contempt’ for community pharmacy within some government departments NSW Guild President David Heffernan has called …

In line with moves to promote physiotherapy as an alternative to opioids, the TGA has produced advice for physios The RACGP has encouraged GPs to refer patients to physiotherapists as …

Opioids are still in the news, as methadone patients are vilified in the press and pharmacists respond to accusations of price gouging The Pharmacy Guild‘s Anthony Tassone says he has …

The Guild has written to PainAustralia after its CEO suggested that pharmacists were responsible for increasing the price of low-dose codeine Last week the CEO of PainAustralia, Carol Bennett, said …

Tasmania is leading the way as it sets up real time monitoring of formerly-OTC codeine, pharmacy stakeholders say The island state has announced that it plans to implement Drugs and …