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opioids


A new standard of care will help hospital pharmacists reduce inappropriate supply of opioids, stakeholders say Thousands of Australians at risk from long-term reliance on opioid analgesics following short-term use …

Pharmacist caught ordering and selling $17k worth of diabetic test strips; murder of pharmacist in Lebanon condemned; Kenya cracks down on illegal pharmacies Wolverhampton, England: A pharmacist was caught “red-handed” …

Knowing how to begin patient conversations about opioid tapering can be challenging so NPS MedicineWise offers some practice tips to get the conversation off on the right footing. Use the …

With opioid literacy an ongoing problem, Carers Australia is urging pharmacists to play a more active role in identifying carers of people relying on opioids for pain relief, and to …

Pharmacists can make a difference to the burden of headache and migraine, given research shows GPs aren’t adequately trained and 50% of patients haven’t even been properly diagnosed. The 2020-21 …

Their deadly risks need to be weighed against any benefit, write Wasim Awal, Griffith University; Christina Abdel Shaheed and Christopher Maher, University of Sydney Osteoarthritis is one of the leading …

A study has found that a pharmacist-led clinic reduced opioid consumption by 15%, while 90% of GPs planned to implement at least one recommendation A study has found positive impacts …

Once again, COVID-19 vaccination made headlines this week, with a big announcement for pharmacy The Pharmacy Guild‘s Trent Twomey launched the pharmacy COVID-19 booster shot program this week, in which …

Constipation is a common presentation in pharmacy, with many causes and different treatment and management options available, including diet and lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapies. The presenters of this two-episode podcast …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia are common during pregnancy and are associated …

An MP has argued for improved consumer warnings in CMIs following a young man’s death after taking multiple prescribed medicines Dr Anne Aly, Member for Cowan in WA, has called …

An understanding of the basics of pain assessment and practical measures to manage acute pain in a pharmacy setting will ensure pharmacists are able to propose appropriate management strategies and …