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drugs of dependence


The Chief Pharmacist of Tasmania says doctors are failing to recognise the risks of psychoactive drugs, and calls for pharmacists to be better utilised The death of a 44-year-old Tasmanian …

When the system launches in October this year, Victorian prescribers and pharmacists will have access to information regarding the history and usage of drugs of abuse SafeScript, the Victorian Government’s …

Lowering the default amount of opioid pills in EMRs may reduce prescribing in midst of an opioid crisis, new study finds A new study published in JAMA Surgery has found …

Codeine dependence, cannabinoids, acute dental pain and deprescribing… Debbie Rigby covers the latest research relevant to pharmacists Identifying and treating codeine dependence: a systematic review Codeine dependence is a significant …

Pharmacy and medical bodies have written to the TGA, calling for national script monitoring to be implemented urgently In its consultation paper on options for a regulatory response regarding prescription …

An inquest into four deaths related to opioid prescribing and doctor shopping has highlighted the urgent need for real-time monitoring A joint inquest into four recent deaths was recently held …

A NSW doctor with a codeine dependency has been struck off for prescribing scheduled medicines to himself over 600 times in just two years A doctor who had practised in …

Hospital pharmacy requisition documents for drugs of dependence have been found on the street in Canberra Internal documents from Canberra’s Calvary Public Hospital Bruce have been found on the ground …

Doctors at GP conference call for move away from “ineffective and unsafe” opioids to more active forms of pain treatment As the RACGP conference kicks off this week, a pre-conference …

News that Victoria passed legislation to establish real-time prescription monitoring has been welcomed by pharmacists The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of …

The Victorian government has passed legislation to allow a mandatory prescription monitoring system to roll out by 2018 The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017, …

Health Minister Greg Hunt is expected to announce additional funding to get a mandatory national real-time recording system up and running by the end of the year According to media …