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Distress and pain are the key reasons people are taking opioids in higher doses than prescribed or without a prescription, new research shows A study led by Monash University researchers, …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Warfarin and paracetamol interaction Paracetamol can increase a patient’s INR in a dose-dependent manner. Concomitant use of paracetamol and warfarin can …

Medicine regulatory changes, reports of poor practice and the long-awaited 7CPA signing top our most read stories list  These were the most read stories on our website from 10 May …

Angelo Pricolo reports on a first for pharmacists and some vulnerable patients alike On a chilly Friday winter’s morning in Melbourne, it was time to start a new episode in …

GPs are complaining that they have been “left in the dark” about changes to prescription opioid prescribing, saying prescribers and patients were caught unaware Recent changes to the PBS, reducing …

New restrictions on opioids provide an excellent opportunity for pharmacists to raise awareness about dependence, naloxone and pain management, say stakeholders Commencing Monday, 1 June 2020, the PBS listings for …

New research has found that one in five Australians aged 45 and over are living with persistent, ongoing pain – and this group is more likely to have been dispensed …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news The dispensing of psychotropic medicines to older people before and during they enter residential aged care Analysis of dispesning data of …

An inquest has found an ACT man died due to morphine toxicity, with signs he was stockpiling his medications A coroner has made an open finding as to the manner …

It’s been a busy and varied week in pharmacy, with opportunities to think about new ways to address existing issues, plus movement on opioids and concern about price gouging We …

All states and territories are expected to integrate their real-time prescription monitoring by the end – if not the middle – of 2020, the Health Minister has said Speaking to …

TGA flags changes to prescription opioid regulations following consultation  The TGA has given notice that changes will be made to the pack sizes, dosage and advice supplied with prescription opioids …