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Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy and the University of Sydney’s Peter Carroll have gone head-to-head on Radio National debating codeine efficacy and implication in overdose The two spoke to the …

The TGA has opened a consultation on options for a regulatory response to the potential misuse of S8 opioids Australia is heading down a “similar” path to other countries which …

Two studies presented at this week’s drug and alcohol conference have examined the barriers to pharmacists providing naloxone Awareness and preparedness to supply were identified as two key barriers by …

The troubled North Richmond area is to get its medically supervised injecting room trial, which is hoped to help drive drug users into treatment Harm minimisation proponent and pharmacist Angelo …

Drug-induced deaths are at their highest rate since the late ’90s, new data from the ABS shows – but the profile of such deaths is very different “There were 1,808 …

It’s been a high-stakes week in pharmacy, with the lid lifted on pharmacist stress As pharmacies in the US battle to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey, it appears that …

The RACGP has used International Overdose Awareness Day to tell pharmacy to support the codeine upschedule August 31 is Overdose Awareness Day, held worldwide to raise awareness of overdose, reduce …

Australia is on track to emulate the US-style drug overdose crisis, a new report shows The Penington Institute’s Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2017 has shown that diverted fentanyl is killing …

The Guild has called again for real time monitoring after data show prescription painkiller overdose deaths have overtaken those from heroin The rate of accidental deaths due to opioids is …

Debate over access to codeine has dominated this week’s news, which also saw positive developments for pharmacy Codeine has again been a hot topic this week, as the Guild outlined …

Outspoken pharmacy critic Dr Edwin Kruys has taken aim at the Guild over its proposed model for codeine Yesterday in Forefront, the Pharmacy Guild outlined its proposed “Prescription – except …

It’s time Victoria followed NSW in setting up a safe place for heroin addicts to inject drugs, health professionals say While pharmacist Angelo Pricolo is planning a forum looking at …