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Pharmacy Guild executive director has written to the editor of The Good Weekend to congratulate the magazine on its article, The Pain Killers. The feature article, by Stephanie Wood, told …

An expert is calling for all GPs to develop practice policies that clearly state their approach to prescribing drugs of dependence. “All general practices should have a practice policy on …

Instead of helping to overcome chronic pain, morphine can more than double the duration of pain, as well as amplifying its severity, according to new international research involving the University …

The latest in research news, curated by Debbie Rigby Benzodiazepines are Prescribed More Frequently to Patients Already at Risk for Benzodiazepine-Related Adverse Events in Primary Care A one-year longitudinal cohort …

New research from The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney has found that opioid painkillers, commonly used in low back pain, provide minimal benefit. The findings …

Prescribers are handing out ‘Endone like lollies’ but pain management remains inadequate, says a pain expert—but pharmacy can help Queensland pharmacist Karalyn Huxhagen, winner of the 2015 PSA Award for …

In hospitals Endone has become the new Panadol and Australia is going down the same path as the United States when it comes to opioids, say doctors. The doctors were …

Stakeholders have expressed disappointment in the PBAC’s restatement of its decision to delist Panadol Osteo, and concerns that patients may turn to stronger alternatives to manage their pain. The PBAC …

Not everyone who takes painkillers for fun is an addict; some have just found a different way to cope Stephen Tomsen, Western Sydney University and Kev Dertadian, UNSW Australia The …

A Victorian coroner has called for a real-time prescription monitoring system to reduce pharmaceutical drug related harms and deaths following the death of a 47-year-old man who doctor shopped extensively …

During the roller coaster ride that’s becoming a parent, new mums and dads may need more help than they’re keen to admit, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Becoming a new parent is …

GPs are prescribing opioids “in the dark,” says a prominent GP and medical advisor, MJA Insight reports, without a real-time prescription drug monitoring protocol. Dr Walid Jammal, Senior Medical Advisor, …