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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 …

Following the release of new data on paracetamol overdose-related hospitalisations, we’d like to know what you think about access to the medicine Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia …

The life-saving role of clinical tools in reducing risk for vulnerable Australians was acknowledged last week, with Victoria’s SafeScript real-time prescription monitoring winning a national award for innovation and excellence …

It’s too early to decide whether restrictions on access to paracetamol are appropriate, says one leading pharmacist, following reports of increased hospitalisations related to the drug New research published in …

A “very disturbing” new report shows that unintentional drug overdose deaths continue to rise – with pharmaceutical opioids and benzodiazepines a particular concern Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2019, issued by …

How willing are community pharmacists to be trained about naloxone and opioid overdose prevention? New Australian research published in Science Direct found there is significant interest in attending such training, …

Who should be offered naloxone? The range of patients may be wider than some health professionals and patients think, writes Carlene McMaugh Naloxone is an important medicine for preventing toxicity …

A young man has died after ingesting oxycodone, MDMA, codeine, Phenergan, Xanax and alcohol while at a party with mates A 22-year-old man passed away on 28 January last year following …

A coroner has recommended making the ACT’s DORA system mandatory for all prescribers and pharmacists, after the death of a woman from multi-drug toxicity Forty-eight-year-old Lauren Maree Johnstone died in …

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 …