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opioids


A patient would visit her doctor several times a week and ask for “the usual”— thought to be Panadeine Forte, Temaze and Valium by her child who was in the …

Overreliance on opioid dose as a predictor of problems needs to be addressed – and pharmacists may need help assessing other predictors Problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain, …

How many people were prescribed 10‐ or 20‐tablet pack sizes prior to PBAC-recommended changes? Research led by the Pharmacy Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane has reviewed oxycodone …

A dentist and pharmacist has identified an increase in the prescribing by dentists of opioids, and suggests they should have access to real-time monitoring systems In a new article in …

A former pharmacist obtained and consumed a “staggering” amount of morphine from the store he was managing, a Tribunal has heard The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard that the …

Pharmacy was left in the cold this week when it comes to support… but we also heard stories of how the sector is supporting others The Federal Government gave its …

Misuse of opioids often starts innocently enough – but there needs to be greater awareness of the risk and how to address chronic pain, says one stakeholder While most people …

The number of Australians who die from unintentional drug overdose each year continues to rise, and is set to worsen due to COVID-19, a new report reveals. Released on International …

Backlash as Amazon enters pharmacy in India; US pharmacist sentenced after tampering with and stealing narcotic infusions; Bahamas pharmacist questions curbside pharmacy service Bengalaru, India: Outraged at the entry of …

A pharmacist’s registration has been cancelled for two years after 50 forged scripts were dispensed and the equivalent of a box a day of diazepam a day went missing at …

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 …