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Pharmacists must be “constantly vigilant and alert” to the possibility of fentanyl diversion and misuse, warns council Some patients seeking prescriptions from multiple prescribers and presenting them at multiple pharmacies …

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 …

A pharmacist dispensed S8 medicines to a doctor shopper without a script or authority – and the GP who wrote scripts for the medicines afterwards has been reprimanded The State …

A coroner has emphasised the need for work towards real time monitoring to continue as a matter of urgency, in handing down findings on the death of a toddler The …

The Guild’s Anthony Tassone has called on stakeholders to stop using loaded terms like “doctor shopping” in an update on Victoria’s real time monitoring system “The term ‘doctor shopper’ is …

SafeScript is already saving lives, says the Victorian Government, while the Victorian Guild calls for urgent action in other jurisdictions SafeScript, Victoria’s real-time monitoring system, went live in Western Victoria …

Australia’s first comprehensive real-time monitoring system, SafeScript, is going live this week Victoria’s Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, and clinicians from Ballarat Health Services announced Monday that the system would …

A coroner has highlighted the “pressing need” for real time monitoring to help prevent accidental overdose deaths like that of a young mother At an inquest into the death of …

ACT Health plans to roll out a real time monitoring system for drugs of concern by March 2019 ACT Health implemented the Drugs and Poisons Information System (DAPIS) in the …

In the first of our series of reviews of the biggest issues facing pharmacy in 2017, Megan Haggan looks at the fraught issue of the codeine upschedule There’s no doubt …

The AMA has accused the Pharmacy Guild of “actively undermining” the TGA over the codeine upschedule Following yesterday’s announcement by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro that the NSW Nationals supported …

Seeking an exemption from prescription for codeine-containing products is heading into “dangerous territory,” says AMA chief And it’s likely doctors will prescribe less codeine and at lower doses after the …