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‘He came into the pharmacy, in tears’: How Australian pharmacists are playing a role in reducing opioid deaths The Penington Institute released Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2020 this Monday to …

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 …

The GP who prescribed methadone to a Tasmanian man was found to have breached the Poisons Act on 35 occasions A 51-year-old Tasmanian man died from acute methadone toxicity in …

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, …

New restrictions on opioids provide an excellent opportunity for pharmacists to raise awareness about dependence, naloxone and pain management, say stakeholders Commencing Monday, 1 June 2020, the PBS listings for …

A coroner has made AHPRA notifications about two health practitioners after a young woman unexpectedly died the day after her methadone dose was bumped up The Victorian woman, who was …

An inquest has found an ACT man died due to morphine toxicity, with signs he was stockpiling his medications A coroner has made an open finding as to the manner …

The family of a woman who died from multi-drug toxicity are calling for compulsory real time monitoring, but the ACT Government disagrees… for now And the Pharmacy Guild’s ACT Branch …

More research has confirmed a drop in codeine-related poisonings following the controversial upschedule The rescheduling of all codeine-containing products as prescription-only medications from 1 February 2018 is associated with a …

Stigma related to illicit drug use is preventing some people from accessing the life-saving overdose medicine naloxone, new research shows La Trobe Professor Suzanne Fraser said naloxone is proven to …

The newly listed nasal spray version of naloxone will also be made available as an option for the take home naloxone pilot A nasal spray form of naloxone, a medicine …

No, the sky didn’t fall in, write Rose Cairns, University of Sydney and Nicholas Buckley, University of Sydney Fears switching the painkiller codeine to a prescription only medicine would lead …