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opioid replacement therapy


Knowing how to begin patient conversations about opioid tapering can be challenging so NPS MedicineWise offers some practice tips to get the conversation off on the right footing. Use the …

A Sydney pharmacy is winding up its methadone program after a man allegedly robbed it of two litres of the drug at knifepoint It was a busy afternoon, around 3.20pm, …

A pharmacist was censured and fined over $5,500 after he dispensed methadone without a valid script and allowed take-home doses when in-person dosing was required Stuff reports that an Auckland …

Angelo Pricolo opens up about how the death of a young patient focused his approach to helping find support Working part-time in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy was …

Angelo Pricolo writes about a friend and patient who was stable on his methadone treatment, helping kids in sport and active in preventive health… but then stigma reared its ugly …

Angelo Pricolo takes a look at recommendations to help methadone patients, and whether these could help or hinder Unfortunately we have seen another methadone takeaway (T/A) death reported on in …

A case study explores how one pharmacy racked up so many issues it might seem “extreme, or even unbelievable”, according to the NSW Pharmacy Council While the ability of community …

By the time he died, his local Chemmart pharmacy and the beach were the only two places visited by a Tasmanian man with mental illness who was on the methadone …

‘Greg Hunt, if you’re out there, please reconsider’: Talking about getting naloxone into more hands, harm minimisation and reducing stigma in the pharmacy… “The smallest side glance or comment, or …

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 …