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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Australia’s first comprehensive real-time monitoring system, SafeScript, is going live this week Victoria’s Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, and clinicians from Ballarat Health Services announced …

The Chief Pharmacist of Tasmania says doctors are failing to recognise the risks of psychoactive drugs, and calls for pharmacists to be better utilised The …

A man went to a pharmacy in Kadina, South Australia to demand drugs which he immediately took The man threatened staff at the pharmacy in …

A new report from the Penington Institute has called for free take-home naloxone to be available from pharmacies and other sites, as Health Minister announces …