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opioids


Despite regulatory changes to codeine, pharmacists continue to play a vital role in the safe and appropriate use of analgesics As our knowledge of pain has progressed, we now recognise …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Efficacy and safety of low-dose colchicine in patients with coronary disease A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials indicates that …

How have changes to opioid prescribing affected some patients? Aili Langford, Carl Schneider, Christine Lin, and Danijela Gnjidic, from the University of Sydney, take a look Chronic pain affects about …

Pharmacy allegedly bought 61 times the state average of fentanyl; actor asked to leave LA pharmacy for going maskless; customer queued at pharmacy and said they had COVID Cleveland, Ohio: …

SHPA has released a practice update to support safe, immediate use of naloxone The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia notes that the opioid toxicity antidote is now more readily …

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 …