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opioid


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 …

Following claims from RMMR pharmacist Penny Kraemer that RMMR pharmacists have not always had the professional support they deserve, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has responded. “The PSA consistently advocates …