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Consumers are increasingly concerned that they may have overdosed on paracetamol-ibuprofen combinations – prompting a warning to follow instructions NPS MedicineWise posted an article this week in which it says …

A woman died after taking a cocktail of drugs prescribed by her doctor boyfriend Coroner Simon Cooper found that Pamela Diane McCall died in February 2013 from an overdose of …

Pharmacists can play a key role in reducing the impact of Australia’s “pill-popping” culture, say stakeholders as a new campaign launches to combat the problem The Alcohol and Drug Foundation …

A coalition of health professionals and community leaders, including the Pharmacy Guild, have backed Sex Party leader Fiona Patten’s bid for a safe injecting facility trial Ms Patten has called …

We take a look at pharmacy news from around the world Poughkeepsie , NY: Sara Kissinger has only been practising as a pharmacist for a matter of months, but she …

An Australian-first study conducted by Monash University has found that from 2003-2013, nearly five deaths per 1000 employed Australian health care professionals were caused by drugs, with a significant association …

A Victorian coroner has said she hopes Real Time Prescription Monitoring will help prevent cases such as that of Milica “Mary” Minchev, who died from combined drug toxicity involving oxycodone, …

The US Food and Drug Administration is adding Boxed Warnings – its strongest warnings – to the drug labelling of all prescription opioid pain medicines, prescription opioid cough medicines, and …

It’s been a busy week for reader comments, with hot topics including our report on prescription overdose deaths, Ramsay Health Care looking to operate community pharmacies, and whether or not …

Weekly Dose: Naloxone, how to save a life from opioid overdose Suzanne Nielsen, UNSW Australia and Simon Lenton, Curtin University Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, used as an “antidote” for …

Organisations are again calling for real-time prescription monitoring across the nation to combat the alarming figures The Penington Institute has released Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2016 and its findings reveal a …

A pharmacist who supplied a man who later overdosed with zopiclone and codeine has been sentenced to 10 months’ home detention and 200 hours’ community work. Terrence Wong, also known …