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One stakeholder is calling for a national overdose prevention strategy, as a report details the pharmaceutical drugs involved with unintentional drug-related deaths The Penington Institute has released Australia’s Annual Overdose …

As the COVID-19 crisis in NSW continues, there’s been plenty happening in the pharmacy sector this week More and more pharmacies were added to the list of COVID-19 exposure sites …

As the adage says, the dose makes the poison… but the general public don’t always know that, write Lisa Nissen and Esther Lau An overdose is when more than the …

The extension of the take-home naloxone pilot doesn’t go far enough, one expert says The Government announced in Tuesday’s Budget that it will provide $3.9 million in 2021‑22 to extend the …

A new report from NDARC has highlighted the importance of helping people at risk of overdose from pharmaceutical drugs The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW Sydney has …

Coroner investigates a woman’s rare and inadvertent death from off-label use of baclofen This story contains details that may distress some readers. Caution is advised. A Victorian Coroner has attributed …

A GP has been reprimanded and fined for prescribing controlled and restricted drugs to a patient who died from an overdose A general practitioner from North Lakes, Queensland has been …

A patient would visit her doctor several times a week and ask for “the usual”— thought to be Panadeine Forte, Temaze and Valium by her child who was in the …

Multiple coroners have made recommendations for tightened access to unsupervised dosing and better education on storage, with further investigation encouraged in latest case A 71-year-old Victorian woman died in early …

‘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 …