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Acting chief pharmacist criticises GP’s lack of sufficient assessment of a “high-risk and potentially dangerous” prescribing regimen to a woman who died A GP should have exercised more caution in …

A pharmacist tried to warn a GP that his patient was a known “doctor shopper” – but the man still obtained large amounts of pregabalin and diazepam, and subsequently died …

Pharmaceuticals contributed to more than three-quarters of deaths last year, but SafeScript may have helped reduce methadone deaths, new coroner’s report reveals Overdose rates in Victoria have gradually increased over …

Coroner investigates a woman’s rare and inadvertent death from off-label use of baclofen This story contains details that may distress some readers. Caution is advised. A Victorian Coroner has attributed …

Coroner issues recommendations for drug checking and early warning systems after five young men died from ingesting dangerous psychoactive substances A Victorian coroner has recommended that the state government implement …

A coroner has criticised the “shocking lack of attention” that led to a man receiving 10 times the prescribed amount of hydromorphone Medication errors have been highlighted in recent coroner’s …

A coroner has criticised the excessive supply of S8s and codeine that led to a woman’s death The death of a Tasmanian woman from mixed drug toxicity has been investigated …

Multiple coroners have made recommendations for tightened access to unsupervised dosing and better education on storage, with further investigation encouraged in latest case A 71-year-old Victorian woman died in early …

The GP who prescribed methadone to a Tasmanian man was found to have breached the Poisons Act on 35 occasions A 51-year-old Tasmanian man died from acute methadone toxicity in …

A young man’s doctors and pharmacists attempted to appropriately limit his access to addictive medications before he died, finds coroner A 31-year-old Hobart man who died in 2017 from mixed …

A coroner has made AHPRA notifications about two health practitioners after a young woman unexpectedly died the day after her methadone dose was bumped up The Victorian woman, who was …

Coroner calls for state health department to review rationale for excluding pregabalin from SafeScript, following the death of a Victorian man The Victorian coroner has called for a government review …