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pain management


Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Chronic use of tramadol after acute pain episode In this large study of USA of administrative claims data, people receiving tramadol …

Painaustralia has launched its National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management, highlighting that chronic pain can significantly impact individuals and their networks Millions of Australians live with ongoing persistent pain, …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Antidepressants in the elderly Response to antidepressants in the elderly varies widely from 45% to 80%, compared with 35% …

A leading hospital pharmacist has announced South Australia’s new advice on infant teething gel, asking parents not to use lidocaine gels Deputy Director of Pharmacy at the Women’s and Children’s …

The Federal Court has found GSK and Novartis breached Australian law over Voltaren marketing… a finding welcomed by GSK The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on Friday that GlaxoSmithKline …

The SHPA and Pharmacy Guild are among stakeholder groups which have endorsed Palliative Care Australia’s new position statement on access to opioids Palliative Care Australia released the position statement, Sustainable …

The ACCC has announced that it will not oppose GSK’s proposed acquisition of Pfizer’s consumer healthcare business in Australia The proposed acquisition combines only the over-the-counter side of the two …

More than 13,000 Australians each year may be at risk of developing a persistent opioid habit following elective surgery, according to a BMJ study New research has quantified the number …

Australian pain stakeholders have spoken out about the unintended consequences of limiting opioid prescribing, as the US makes new recommendations on the matter The US Food and Drug Administration has …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Understanding Cholesterol Therapy: An Update for Community Pharmacists Elevated total and LDL cholesterol predispose patients to an increased risk …

PBS data shows no evidence of increased opioid prescribing in the year after the codeine reschedule, with overall opioid use trending down, according to ongoing research It’s been over one …

NSW Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame has called for a drug summit, attention to real time prescribing, better access to drug substitution programs and better pharmacy takeup of naloxone She …