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SafeScript is set to roll out in one Victorian PHN area, ahead of its state-wide expansion next year And president of the Pharmacy Guild Victorian branch Anthony Tassone has compared …

What do you know about medication overuse headache? Ben Basger delves into the issue This is headache in people who overuse analgesia, where the analgesia leads to the paradoxical effect of …

Pharmaceutical opioids together with benzos are a deadly combo for Aussies, a new report has found, as NSW Labor commits to introducing real-time monitoring Deaths related to opioid use are …

A coroner has highlighted the “pressing need” for real time monitoring to help prevent accidental overdose deaths like that of a young mother At an inquest into the death of …

Tailoring quantities of opioids provided in hospitals as appropriate to patient’s individual needs is a crucial step in harm reduction, says SHPA Representatives from across the health system, and leading …

Stakeholders including a well-known community pharmacist are calling for improvement in the dispensing of opioid treatment Treatment for opioid dependence is hampered by lack of availability, acceptability and affordability of …

Angelo Pricolo examines the main reasons patients cease, or don’t access, therapies for opioid dependence… and why many pharmacies don’t offer it We know that about 50,000 people in Australia …

Lowering the default amount of opioid pills in EMRs may reduce prescribing in midst of an opioid crisis, new study finds A new study published in JAMA Surgery has found …

Pharmacy Guild NSW Branch president David Heffernan has expressed exasperation with the state’s inaction when it comes to real-time monitoring “It is confounding to hear that the NSW Ministry has …

How can GPs and pharmacists work to address the issue of opioid prescribing in Australia? asks Michael Wong Australia is currently facing a significant opioid epidemic, with a staggering amount …

A new study of 1500 participants, recruited through Australian community pharmacies, has found cannabis may not necessarily be a panacea for pain Cannabis has been heralded as a potential alternative …

Substance abuse disorder isn’t just about opioids or illicit drugs, writes Karalyn Huxhagen When we think of substances that are abused we mainly consider illicit drugs and medications such as …