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A NSW doctor with a codeine dependency has been struck off for prescribing scheduled medicines to himself over 600 times in just two years A doctor who had practised in …

It’s been a busy week in Canberra—for the pharmacy sector as well as for those interested in the private life of embattled Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce We saw the sunset …

A woman stole codeine and other drugs due to severe ongoing pain, a court has heard Grafton’s Daily Examiner reports that Alicia Lee Cachia was involved in a car accident …

A Guild state president has vowed to continue the fight on codeine and praised the recent NZ downscheduling decision Pharmacy Guild NSW Branch president David Heffernan has queried the validity …

Under-reporting of codeine dependence is highly likely and interventions are needed, say Australian researchers in new systematic review A systematic review published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia …

Victoria has opened a public consultation on the proposed regulations to support SafeScript, the real-time prescription monitoring system Minister for Health Jill Hennessy has released the proposed Drugs, Poisons and …

Doctor groups need to join the Guild to drive the implementation of real time monitoring, says David Quilty In this week’s edition of Forefront, Pharmacy Guild executive director David Quilty …

Just days after the low-dose codeine upschedule, a Victorian pharmacy has been burgled and codeine taken Police say criminals used a sledgehammer and crowbar to break into a Lilydale pharmacy …

A Dubbo pharmacist has called for real-time reporting of codeine dispensing in his local press, mirroring the Guild’s advocacy for a national system There is a huge need for real-time …

This week saw one of the most talked-about changes in pharmacy history finally take place: low-dose codeine is now Prescription Only The mainstream media reported extensively on the upschedule, with …

Australians have been warned they may have to pay more for low-dose codeine now it’s on script… and pharmacists are cast as the culprits In a Herald Sun article this …

The Pharmacy Guild’s advocacy has shone a light on the extent of codeine misuse, says AMA chief Doctor groups today welcomed the upschedule of low-dose codeine, with AMA president Dr …