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opioid replacement therapy


During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vital not to lose sight of the needs of patients on opioid replacement therapy, writes Angelo Pricolo Withdrawal from heroin is one of the biggest …

Methadone stored in open disposable cups, a “gross failure” to comply with S8 recording and a refit that helped lead to a reprimand were all highlighted at recent panel hearings …

Pharmacists have been warned of the consequences of failing to correctly manage, record and dispense opioid replacement therapy medicines PDL warned its NSW members in a practice alert that action …

Melbourne’s medically supervised injecting centre has handled more than 1,130 overdoses since it opened, with many clients referred to drug and alcohol treatment Brunswick pharmacist and harm minimisation proponent Angelo …

Leading doctors and the PSA’s Chris Freeman have called for full Federal Government subsidy for methadone treatment, as concerns over opioid dependency grow Out of pocket costs for people accessing …

A former pharmacist has been disqualified from re-registering for 18 months after crafting his own methadone dispenser The Dubbo man had been the Pharmacist in Charge at a pharmacy in …

A British man rang emergency services expecting operators to tell his local pharmacy to stay open late As Victoria launches a pharmacy phase of its campaign urging patients to save …

10 interesting stats on the treatment of drug dependency across Australia, including uptake of opioid pharmacotherapy The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published the latest data on …

State’s health department has been forced to reassess policy after concerns about numbers of methadone-related deaths were raised by the Coroner Key changes in the revised ‘Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy …