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opioids


Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Interventions to improve adherence to inhaled steroids for asthma A Cochrane review of 39 RCTs on adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in …

Ohio sues opioid manufacturers, Albuquerque Walgreens in strife over misoprostol refusal, Canadian woman falls through pharmacy trapdoor Albuquerque, New Mexico: An Walgreens pharmacy has been accused of discrimination after an …

Surprise audits in New Zealand; pharmacist prescribing push in the UK; pharmacy assistant jailed for supplying drugs in England; opioid abuse campaign in Utah Auckland, New Zealand: Pharmacists in Auckland …

We look at the key stats The availability of controlled-released formulations of fentanyl and advanced delivery methods has seen substantial increases in the use of fentanyl worldwide since the 1990s. …

“I can’t understand why pharmaceutical companies kept choosing product presentations that increase rather than mitigate medication errors. Though we have been so blessed with an array of colours to select …

The majority of households with children are not safely storing opioid-containing medications, according to a US study A US-wide study of adults who have used prescription opioids and lived in …

Pharmacists need to be sensitive to recognising people with addictions, a Stanford pain expert has told pharmacists Professor of anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine Elliot Krane, from Stanford University, delivered …

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, …