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A new report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has revealed trends in the supply and demand of illicit drugs Minister for Justice Michael Keenan launched the report alongside ACIC …

A man who stole a bottle of methadone from a pharmacy and was soon after found unconscious has been jailed for a maximum of three years Benjamin Robert Joseph went …

An Auspharm forum member writes: “We were walking in the woods. I was with Cedric my best friend and Dorothy my girlfriend. It was a beautiful day, we love the …

Analysis of wastewater shows ice is Australia’s most-consumed illicit drug… and oxycodone and fentanyl use is also high The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has released the first National Wastewater Drug …

Pharmacists could have a greater role in harm minimisation under the recommendations of a new report The Australia 21 report, Can Australia respond to drugs more effectively and safely, has …

Pharmacists can play a key role in reducing the impact of Australia’s “pill-popping” culture, say stakeholders as a new campaign launches to combat the problem The Alcohol and Drug Foundation …

We take a look at pharmacy news from around the world Minnesota, US: The Minnesota State Pharmacy Board is proposing new rules which would prohibit pharmacies from requiring pharmacists to …

A new national online counselling service is set to help people affected by substance misuse to get the support they need. The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, said as part …

Teenagers are increasingly abusing licit pharmaceuticals including painkillers, new research shows – and opioids aren’t the only drugs they’re misusing. Associate Professor of the National Drug Institute Nicole Lee analysed …

Diarrhoea remedy loperamide is being used to get a “morphine-like” high, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Telegraph says use of the medicine, which it says has been dubbed the …

Pharmacists can’t stop people misusing so-called “smart drugs” but we have an obligation to minimise their risk of harm, writes Sabrine Elkhodr A few weeks ago, a friend of mine …

Rates of misuse of psychostimulants to treat ADHD are rising, due to overdiagnosis of the condition and overprescription of the drugs, according to the authors of an editorial published in …