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pharmacotherapy


Stakeholders including a well-known community pharmacist are calling for improvement in the dispensing of opioid treatment Treatment for opioid dependence is hampered by lack of availability, acceptability and affordability of …

Angelo Pricolo examines the main reasons patients cease, or don’t access, therapies for opioid dependence… and why many pharmacies don’t offer it We know that about 50,000 people in Australia …

Opioids are still in the news, as methadone patients are vilified in the press and pharmacists respond to accusations of price gouging The Pharmacy Guild‘s Anthony Tassone says he has …

The ‘Methadone madness’ story run by a current affairs program was highly irresponsible, writes Anthony Tassone This was an appalling piece trying desperately to parade as journalism which could only …

The ACT’s opioid maintenance guidelines have been strengthened, with take-away dosing limits to be reviewed in 2018 Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris has announced the ACT’s existing opioid …

Four pharmacy licensees have faced Panel Hearings on charges including discrepancies with S8s – with one case including pharmacotherapy drugs The Victorian Pharmacy Authority outlined four Panel Hearing cases held …

NSW Health is set to invest in training pharmacists and GPs in providing treatment for opioid addiction Following the expiration of its current training tender for the NSW Health Opioid …

Pharmacists need to get off their “high horses” about pharmacotherapy, according to a pharmacist profiled by the ABC This week ABC News ran a feature on the “opioid addiction crisis” …

10 interesting stats on the treatment of drug dependency across Australia, including uptake of opioid pharmacotherapy The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published the latest data on …

State’s health department has been forced to reassess policy after concerns about numbers of methadone-related deaths were raised by the Coroner Key changes in the revised ‘Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy …