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opioids


A new paper from the SHPA has exposed national inconsistencies in provision of pharmacy services to reduce the risk of opioid misuse “These tablets, they’re not lollies,” outgoing president of …

New PBS data shows that opioid prevalence in Australia has increased since 2013, but incidence has decreased And in response, pain stakeholders have called for better access to multi-disciplinary treatments, …

More hospitalisations are caused by side effects of intended use of licit opioids, than from illicit use or misuse Harms highlighted in a new report underline the pressing need for …

As the Victorian election draws nearer, pharmacy groups are lobbying to let pharmacists help more with issues like opioids and immunisation The PSA and SHPA have both issued statements outlining …

Pain groups have questioned the upcoming implementation of the national real time prescription monitoring system, saying it puts the “cart before the horse” But the Pharmacy Guild’s Anthony Tassone has …

Pharmacists are warned they may see more pain sufferers heading back to prescription opioids and excluded from private care The Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand has expressed concerns …

Latest data reveals a decline in use of low-dose codeine in 2018, but is there more to the story? UNSW’s National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has released the …

Could pharmacies dispense ecstasy and recreational cannabis in the future? One stakeholder believes they should But it’s not about “green-lighting” recreational drug use, says Matt Noffs, CEO of the Ted …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Anticonvulsants in the treatment of low back pain and lumbar radicular pain A systematic review and meta-analysis has demonstrated …

Opioids and benzos for illicit use are easy to obtain, a new report has found… and while personal importation numbers are small, they’re increasing The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) …

The TGA has commenced reviews into pack sizes, indications and label warnings for S8 opioids In response to rising numbers of opioid prescriptions and levels of overdose reaching “record levels”, …

The USA considers real-time opioid monitoring; Lloydspharmacy employees demanded to pay bonuses back; Indian pharmacist attacked after patient death Washington, USA: New legislation that would create a nationwide alert system …