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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 …

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 Monday that the system would …

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 death of a 44-year-old Tasmanian …

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 New Town, Kadina with a …

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 new product A report released …

Harm minimisation stakeholders have condemned the NSW Government’s hardline response to two drug deaths on the weekend Two people have died and two more were critically ill in hospital after …

SafeScript is set to roll out in one Victorian PHN area, ahead of its state-wide expansion next year And president of the Pharmacy Guild Victorian branch Anthony Tassone has compared …

How can pharmacists help patients who are experiencing the side effects of tramadol, or at risk of accidental overdose? Perth woman Jackie-Lee Smith, 56, died due to tramadol intoxication leading …