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Lowering the default amount of opioid pills in EMRs may reduce prescribing in midst of an opioid crisis, new study finds A new study published in JAMA Surgery has found …

Study reveals disproportionately high rates of oxycodone prescribing in a rural area  New Australian research has revealed concerning levels of oxycodone in western Victoria, with experts calling for investigation on …

Smaller oxycodone pack sizes and an enhanced role for pharmacists are part of a model being suggested by Melbourne researchers Dr Megan Allen and colleagues from the Royal Melbourne Hospital …

A former doctor and pharmacist has been disqualified from practising medicine for three years after he prescribed drugs including Valium and Duromine for his partner, a male sex worker The …

Pharmacists are calling for restrictions on RMMRs to be lifted after study results reveal “concerning” levels of psychotropic overuse in aged care settings A new study published in the Australian …

An Australian trial has found hospital pharmacists providing guidance to junior doctors led to significantly reduced prescribing errors Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne Medical School …

Children should not just be considered “small adults” when it comes to prescribing medications, say Australian researchers A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology article by researchers from the University …

According to this QLD study, they’re doing quite well at delaying ‘wait and see’ prescriptions – but improvements can be made A number of strategies have been trialled in primary …

Prescribers no longer need to handwrite scripts in NSW aged care facilities, with Webstercare order sheets approved by Ministry of Health Changes to prescribing and dispensing of medications in NSW …

Expensive medicines used to treat hepatitis C have cost the government more than any other drugs over the past year New figures based on PBS and RPBS scripts for the …

New hospital survey reveals 60% of antibiotics given to patients after surgery were prescribed inappropriately The Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (SNAPS) is an annual survey of antimicrobial prescribing for …

Doctors have taken to mainstream media to claim that codeine addicts are stockpiling – and pharmacists are letting them Pharmacy leaders have described as a “beat-up” the suggestion that pharmacists …