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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 …

The Pharmacy Board has advised on handling scripts for large quantities of codeine-containing preparations In its latest communique, the Pharmacy Board has received a request for advice about how pharmacists …

Pharmacists and consumers are frustrated at the gap between supply and demand for low-dose codeine – and consumers are still confused Advantage Pharmacy CEO Steven Kastrinakis told the AJP that …

Consumers are speaking out about the lack of stock situation in pharmacies – and they’re not happy In a piece titled “Codeine ban is one painful bungle after another,” News …

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 …