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Voluntary methadone maintenance therapy is more effective than involuntary in-centre treatment, new research shows People with chronic opioid use disorders are more likely to relapse and do so sooner if …

A hospital pharmacist has been sentenced after stealing and using thousands of dollars’ worth of opioids following his young daughter’s death Matthew Foster, 38, was sentenced in the Fremantle Magistrate’s …

A NSW doctor has had her registration cancelled for repeatedly prescribing large amounts of opioids and benzodiazepines to drug-seeking patients The GP, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at opioid induced bowel dysfunction The close relationship between diarrhoea and constipation is a situation that pharmacists commonly encounter. The use of many medications can …

A Victorian coroner has said she hopes Real Time Prescription Monitoring will help prevent cases such as that of Milica “Mary” Minchev, who died from combined drug toxicity involving oxycodone, …

A proposed real-time monitoring system might do more harm than good if it’s not backed up by other measures, an addiction expert has told MJA InSight. Professor Nick Lintzeris, Clinical …

A leading WA hospital pharmacist has been suspended after allegedly being caught stealing heavy-duty opioids According to reports in The West Australian Corruption and Crime Commission investigators arrested Matthew Foster …

We take a look at pharmacy news from around the world San Francisco, California: An innovative project created by a pharmacist is set to see San Francisco city libraries become …

The US Food and Drug Administration is adding Boxed Warnings – its strongest warnings – to the drug labelling of all prescription opioid pain medicines, prescription opioid cough medicines, and …

Weekly Dose: Naloxone, how to save a life from opioid overdose Suzanne Nielsen, UNSW Australia and Simon Lenton, Curtin University Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, used as an “antidote” for …

Pharmacists need to play a key role in helping people with ongoing pain to get assistance, write Dr Esther Lau, Prof Lisa Nissen and Tony Hall You know that awful …

AJP takes a look at pharmacy news from around the world Hawaii, US: A pharmacist and pharmacy technician in Hawaii have quit their jobs after being robbed by a man …