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opioids


A dentist and pharmacist has identified an increase in the prescribing by dentists of opioids, and suggests they should have access to real-time monitoring systems In a new article in …

A former pharmacist obtained and consumed a “staggering” amount of morphine from the store he was managing, a Tribunal has heard The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard that the …

Pharmacy was left in the cold this week when it comes to support… but we also heard stories of how the sector is supporting others The Federal Government gave its …

Misuse of opioids often starts innocently enough – but there needs to be greater awareness of the risk and how to address chronic pain, says one stakeholder While most people …

The number of Australians who die from unintentional drug overdose each year continues to rise, and is set to worsen due to COVID-19, a new report reveals. Released on International …

Backlash as Amazon enters pharmacy in India; US pharmacist sentenced after tampering with and stealing narcotic infusions; Bahamas pharmacist questions curbside pharmacy service Bengalaru, India: Outraged at the entry of …

A pharmacist’s registration has been cancelled for two years after 50 forged scripts were dispensed and the equivalent of a box a day of diazepam a day went missing at …

Distress and pain are the key reasons people are taking opioids in higher doses than prescribed or without a prescription, new research shows A study led by Monash University researchers, …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Warfarin and paracetamol interaction Paracetamol can increase a patient’s INR in a dose-dependent manner. Concomitant use of paracetamol and warfarin can …

Medicine regulatory changes, reports of poor practice and the long-awaited 7CPA signing top our most read stories list  These were the most read stories on our website from 10 May …

Angelo Pricolo reports on a first for pharmacists and some vulnerable patients alike On a chilly Friday winter’s morning in Melbourne, it was time to start a new episode in …

GPs are complaining that they have been “left in the dark” about changes to prescription opioid prescribing, saying prescribers and patients were caught unaware Recent changes to the PBS, reducing …