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opioids


A lawyer went to a Queensland pharmacy and told the pharmacist he had a note for her to read: a threat that he had a knife and acid, and wanted …

Pharmacists are being urged to be proactive in offering Take Home Naloxone after authorities discover opioid-tainted cocaine   Concerns over the discovery of white powder containing protonitazene, a synthetic opioid, …

Codeine combinations most dispensed after hospital discharge, with some groups revealing higher rates of long-term opioid use, study finds Long-term use of opioids following hospital admission or emergency department (ED) …

Communication – with patients, families and carers, as well as with other health professionals – is key when it comes to managing pain in older people living in residential aged …

Many patients are prescribed opioids for hip and knee pain – but can pharmacists help them taper safely before replacement surgery? Two pharmacists have just been awarded a grant to …

A pharmacist expert on opioids is calling for an “urgent upscale” in harm minimisation, following two coroner’s recommendations on illicit drug use Coroners Ingrid Giles and Simon McGregor have recommended …

Discharge from hospital is a common reason for initiating oxycodone, study finds, but a proportion of people were still taking the drug 12 months later… About half of new oxycodone …

A new big health data study looks at the decline of subsidised opioid use since the 2020 changes: with one exception A new UNSW Sydney big health data study, published …

Patients should not have to pay for unsubsidised morphine products brought in to manage the current shortage, says the SHPA Yesterday (28 February 2023), the AJP reported that the Therapeutic …

An updated Australian practice standard in pain management for pharmacy services has been released by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia The update details current best practice for the …

Steps are being made towards access to morphine oral solution – and an announcement may be on its way in the near future Mundpharma has written to advise of an …

Vengeance not sweet for censured Kiwi pharmacist; Belgian Ozempic weight loss ban; cheating allegations in UK pharmacy exam New Zealand: A pharmacist’s revenge against his former employers over theft accusations …