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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 …

A huge proportion of Australians believe negative stereotypes about people with opioid addictions, but pharmacists are, for the most part, a significant exception. So says Bee Ismail, CEO of ScriptWise, …

Weekly Dose: fentanyl, the anaesthetic that may have been used as a chemical weapon on Chechen rebels Nial Wheate, University of Sydney Fentanyl is a synthetic analgesic (pain relieving) drug …

Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain? The University of Queensland School of Psychology’s Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility. “Chronic …

A pain specialist and researcher says there’s no evidence of benefit from current codeine-containing OTC products – and that “we can’t have a drug of abuse available over the counter”. …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research news relevant to pharmacy Efficacy, Tolerability, and Dose-Dependent Effects of Opioid Analgesics for Low Back Pain Opioid analgesics are commonly used for low back …