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fentanyl


NSW Health issues warning over fentanyl-related substances NSW Health has issued a warning after strong opioids fentanyl and acetylfentanyl were recently identified as likely adulterants in cocaine or ketamine, leading …

TGA flags changes to prescription opioid regulations following consultation  The TGA has given notice that changes will be made to the pack sizes, dosage and advice supplied with prescription opioids …

A GP has been suspended for prescribing alprazolam, codeine, oxycodone and fentanyl without the proper authority A general practitioner from western Sydney has been reprimanded and suspended for six months …

Pharmacist jailed for overcharging NHS; pharmacist jailed for role in fentanyl ring; new pharmacists outraged at response to exam cheating South Wales, UK: A pharmacist has been jailed for 16 …

A hospital has seen 23 staff fired, a CEO step down and a doctor charged with murder following excessive and potentially fatal doses of fentanyl administered to at least 35 …

A doctor who self-injected fentanyl in a hospital bathroom has been reprimanded and fined $5,000 The doctor was facing three allegations: that he misappropriated fentanyl from his employer by diverting …

Researchers say a new report “lifts the lid” on a significant new synthetic opioid market on the dark net A new study from the Australian National University has found that …

How did a patient admitted to a South Australian public hospital for pain in his arm die from fentanyl and oxycodone toxicity? On 23 March 2015 Stephen Robert Atkins, 53, …

Latest data reveals a decline in use of low-dose codeine in 2018, but is there more to the story? UNSW’s National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has released the …

Health professionals have been warned about the risks of prescribing commonly used opioids such as fentanyl patches The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) has written to 34 …

A man’s death from opioid toxicity occurred due to “persistent failure of critical thinking” by those involved in his care, according to findings handed down by the NSW State Coroner …

A NSW pharmacist has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct related to 10 complaints about his dispensing of addictive drugs The pharmacist was first investigated by the Pharmaceutical Services …