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drug misuse


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 …

Drug-induced deaths are at their highest rate since the late ’90s, new data from the ABS shows – but the profile of such deaths is very different “There were 1,808 …

The Guild has told doctors to “get real” about tackling the harms caused by opioid misuse Guild president George Tambassis was responding to today’s RACP statement on codeine, criticising it …

Yet another country is considering upscheduling low-dose codeine products to prescription-only status Canada’s Department of Health is seeking feedback on its proposal to require all products containing codeine to be …

In only five years, the percentage of Salvos’ clients seeking help for ice abuse at one facility has soared from 16% to 57% New data released by the Salvation Army …

Pharmacists are a self-reliant bunch – but this means many don’t have solid coping strategies when they’re faced with stress The National Stress and Wellbeing Survey of Pharmacists, Intern Pharmacists …

Australia still fails to treat drug and alcohol misuse as the health issues they are, says one expert Dr Tamsin Short, executive director of Drug and Alcohol Services at Connect4Health, …

Aussies are taking too many analgesics and a third have mixed them with alcohol, new data from NPS MedicineWise shows Ahead of next week’s Be MedicineWise Week (August 21-27), NPS …

Methylamphetamine is Australia’s most-consumed illicit drug, new wastewater data show The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has today released the second report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, revealing that …

A harm minimisation forum is to take place at the upcoming Pharmacy Connect conference Pharmacy Connect will feature a session with a unique set of presenters on the issue of …