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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Chronic use of tramadol after acute pain episode In this large study of USA of administrative claims data, people receiving tramadol …

Oxycodone use is on the rise, according to new data which analysed wastewater around the country In December 2018, 50 wastewater sites from all states and territories were monitored; based …

A coroner has recommended making the ACT’s DORA system mandatory for all prescribers and pharmacists, after the death of a woman from multi-drug toxicity Forty-eight-year-old Lauren Maree Johnstone died in …

New research has shown that older people taking antidepressants or opioids have more than double the risk of a fall and hip fracture compared to those who do not Writing …

How CWH and local discounters are affecting Kiwi pharmacies; Oklahoma sues over opioid epidemic; is Boots to close 200 stores? New Zealand: TVNZ has reported on the rise of Chemist …

Opioid volume drops in the US; first US state gets online naloxone; England gets first click-and-collect meds lockers in supermarkets US: The United States saw a 17% fall in prescription …

A doctor who self-injected fentanyl in a hospital bathroom has been reprimanded and fined $5,000 The doctor was facing three allegations: that he misappropriated fentanyl from his employer by diverting …

Pharmacists shouldn’t be “prescription police;” confusion reigns in Arkansas; too much red tape in Ireland UK: Pharmacists should not be the “prescription police,” the chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society …

The SHPA and Pharmacy Guild are among stakeholder groups which have endorsed Palliative Care Australia’s new position statement on access to opioids Palliative Care Australia released the position statement, Sustainable …

Amcal and ScriptWise have teamed up to educate the public about opioid and benzodiazepine medications May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, an awareness campaign undertaken by the non-profit ScriptWise. Along …

The AMA says that recent TGA data has “vindicated” the decision to upschedule low-dose codeine Several days ago, the TGA issued a report which analysed pharmaceutical industry sales data and …