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The Health Minister has announced a commitment of $7.2 million to pilot a take-home naloxone program in Australia – but there’s no mention of pharmacy This week Greg Hunt announced …

Could pharmacies dispense ecstasy and recreational cannabis in the future? One stakeholder believes they should But it’s not about “green-lighting” recreational drug use, says Matt Noffs, CEO of the Ted …

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 …

A pharmacist has been disqualified from reapplying for registration after using his position to obtain restricted drugs, and covering up the evidence through fictitious transactions A 41-year-old pharmacist has been …

Debbie Rigby examines the latest in research news Dual antiplatelet therapy: how, how long, and in which patients? Dual antiplatelet therapy is a crucial therapeutic intervention in patients with stable …

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 …

A new study has shown that each refill and week of opioid prescription is associated with a large increase in opioid misuse The study, published in the BMJ, aimed to …

A NSW pharmacist dispensed up to 52,000 OxyContin 80mg tablets to a single patient in one year, and nearly 150,000 over four years The pharmacy owner, who cannot be named …

Misuse of pharmaceuticals is now responsible for more deaths than illegal drugs, new data show A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals: …

More Australians are using oxycodone and fentanyl than heroin, new data from wastewater analysis suggests But there has been a gradual reduction in pharmaceutical opioid use in some sites, Australia’s …

A Victorian pharmacist is facing court over a string of drug-related offences including trafficking, possession and use The Latrobe Valley Express reports that the pharmacist is facing charges of trafficking …