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opioids


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 …

Doubt over proposal to fast-track pharmacists as doctors; pharmacist loses licence permanently after allegedly ignoring “red flags;” Walgreens settles civil suit over fake pharmacist UK: Pharmacists could be offered “fast-track” …

Mundipharma pays $302,400 in penalties over infringement notices related to marketing claims regarding nine opioid medicines Mundipharma has paid thousands of dollars in penalties in response to 24 infringement notices …

New research shows that more than one in 13 Australians who start using weak opioid pain medications transition to stronger opioids The research, by the Centre for Medicine Use and …

A pharmacy owner has been found guilty of professional misconduct after more than 10,000 Endone tablets went missing due to an employee’s actions The pharmacist is the sole owner of …

A woman with no prior criminal history robbed a pharmacy with a knife in a desperate bid to obtain fentanyl The Newcastle Herald has reported on the case of Ashleigh …

Codeine and oxycodone were the most prevalent opioids related to ambulance attendances for extramedical opioid use over a six-year period, study finds A retrospective study has analysed 9,823 opioid-related ambulance …

A pharmacist dispensed S8 medicines to a doctor shopper without a script or authority – and the GP who wrote scripts for the medicines afterwards has been reprimanded The State …