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naloxone


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 …

A new report from the Penington Institute has called for free take-home naloxone to be available from pharmacies and other sites, as Health Minister announces new product A report released …

Digoxin, opioids, yoga… Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Digoxin and Mortality in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation In patients with AF taking digoxin, the risk …

Two studies presented at this week’s drug and alcohol conference have examined the barriers to pharmacists providing naloxone Awareness and preparedness to supply were identified as two key barriers by …

Weekly Dose: Naloxone, how to save a life from opioid overdose Suzanne Nielsen, UNSW Australia and Simon Lenton, Curtin University Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, used as an “antidote” for …

They feel the need for more training, but downscheduling champion Angelo Pricolo says this shouldn’t be an issue An online survey of nearly 600 Australian pharmacists run by the National …

AJP takes a look back at this week’s best reader comments Several readers responded to our report that the TGA has advised of a shortage of metformin extended release tablets: …