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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 …

Codeine sales and codeine-related poisoning calls have plummeted since the 1 February 2018 upschedule of low-dose codeine to Prescription Only New research led by the University of Sydney and published …

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 …