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naloxone


As flu grips the country, it’s been a busy week in pharmacy… There have been significant concerns about availability of the flu vaccine, with newly reappointed Health Minister Greg Hunt …

Obstacles still blocking OTC naloxone supply in Australian community pharmacies  While over the counter supply of naloxone is currently allowed in Australia, new research suggests the opportunity is yet to …

Opioid volume drops in the US; first US state gets online naloxone; England gets first click-and-collect meds lockers in supermarkets US: The United States saw a 17% fall in prescription …

Almost all Pakistani pharmacies have no pharmacist; pharmacist in US$200 million health care fraud indictment; is “hub and spoke” making a comeback in the UK? Pakistan: While 15,000 pharmacists remain …

PBAC reveals the latest raft of new recommendations made on PBS drugs The latest recommendations made by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee have been released, with new listings for naloxone …

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 …

The “lifesaving” and easy-to-use opioid reversal agent is now available for OTC purchase in pharmacies Pharmacists and doctors have welcomed the availability of the first intranasal naloxone spray in Australia. …

Stigma for those with opioid dependency is still a barrier to access, but experts point out that overdose in people who use opioids for chronic pain is also on the …

A coroner has highlighted that some areas in Melbourne have higher numbers of drug overdose and therefore higher need of prevention strategies In mid 2017, two men in their 30s …

Two years’ suspended sentence for Finnish pharmacy fraud; ex-boyfriend blamed for closure of Zimbabwe pharmacy; language no barrier for winning student team Lahti, Finland: A former pharmacist has been handed …

Extended shelf-life has potential for stockpiles and communities, say US researchers A widely used naloxone nasal spray and naloxone injection, which are administered to prevent opioid overdose deaths, have been …

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 …