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A man has died by overdose in a GP surgery after taking drugs alongside the GP’s daughter – who also worked at the practice A 43-year-old man from Adelaide has …

Following a series of drug-related deaths at music festivals in late 2018 and early 2019, momentum is gathering among health professionals to explore one potential solution: pill testing.  Megan Haggan …

NSW Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame has called for a drug summit, attention to real time prescribing, better access to drug substitution programs and better pharmacy takeup of naloxone She …

A dentist has been reprimanded after prescribing benzodiazepines to a two-year-old and a seven-year-old who both later presented to emergency departments A NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing has heard …

Harm minimisation stakeholders and the family of a young woman who died over the weekend have urged politicians to trial pill testing And community pharmacies could serve as a base …

by Shalini Arunogiri, Monash University; Dan Lubman, Monash University, and Rose Crossin, Monash University Pregabalin (sold under the brand name Lyrica) is prescribed as an anti-epileptic and a painkiller for …

New legislation has been tabled by the Greens in parliament to allow for drug-testing services in the state Greens MP Rosalie Woodruff tabled the Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) …

A coroner has highlighted that some areas in Melbourne have higher numbers of drug overdose and therefore higher need of prevention strategies In mid 2017, two men in their 30s …

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 …

Extended shelf-life has potential for stockpiles and communities, say US researchers A widely used naloxone nasal spray and naloxone injection, which are administered to prevent opioid overdose deaths, have been …

Real time monitoring could drive people with prescription drug addictions to heroin, say substance abuse stakeholders Late last week Painaustralia, the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Australian Pain Society …

A doctor has been reprimanded, ordered to pay $30,000 and conditions placed on his registration after the death of a patient from multi-drug toxicity The doctor, who worked at a …