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Pharmacy is still missing a few beats when it comes to provide effective harm minimisation support, a study finds, with stigmatising an issue While community pharmacies are well positioned to …

New data reveals the largest increase for a decade in the number of patients receiving opioid dependency treatment  On a snapshot day in 2020, over 53,300 clients received pharmacotherapy treatment …

While the tightening of opioid rules might bring pain and panic, for patients and healthcare professionals alike, there’s hope for a positive outcome Over the past decade there has been …

PBS issues new claiming advice on opioid combinations as listing changes take effect From yesterday (1 June 2020) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings have changed for opioid products.  The PBS …

The newly listed nasal spray version of naloxone will also be made available as an option for the take home naloxone pilot A nasal spray form of naloxone, a medicine …

TGA rolls out campaign to curb opioid harm Community pharmacies across Australia will receive 500 repeat script covers encouraging safe disposal of unwanted medicines, as the TGA rolls out its …

Stakeholders say that chronic pain should be seen as, and treated like, any other condition. So why is chronic pain, and those who seek treatment for it, so stigmatised? Media …

What are the practical steps pharmacists can take to aid in safe and appropriate use of opioid analgesics? As concerns grow over the inappropriate use of opioid analgesics, is there …

Painkiller misuse is rife, survey finds, with 75% reporting misuse of OTC codeine products, and 20% misusing prescriptions      The recently released Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) …

With overprescription rife, what is the optimal length for opioid scripts post surgery, and how can pharmacists help? According to recent US data, the majority of patients undergoing common elective …

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 …