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opioids


A multimodal approach to managing chronic non-cancer pain is needed, says NPS MedicineWise, as the number of scripts for opioids continues to rise. Around one in five Australians experience chronic …

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed comments made by the Federal Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, acknowledging and supporting the skills of pharmacists to effectively and safely manage the …

The Health Department will hold an Opioids Roundtable meeting on 27 May 2015, in Canberra, to gather stakeholder input and review the PBS restrictions for opioids, as part of the …

Growth in the number of people receiving pharmacotherapy treatment for opioid dependence has slowed, according to new information published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The release shows …

Ensuring Opioid Maintenance Therapy is affordable for patients is an important strategy in helping stem prescription opioid and heroin addiction, a new report has found – but the current copayment …

Infants and children are at a higher risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl patches, NPS MedicineWise has warned. Fentanyl prescribing in Australia has increased over the last decade, and so …