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substance abuse


Melbourne’s medically supervised injecting centre has handled more than 1,130 overdoses since it opened, with many clients referred to drug and alcohol treatment Brunswick pharmacist and harm minimisation proponent Angelo …

The rollout of SafeScript is highlighting the sheer number of Victorians at risk of harm from medicines of concern – and one program is offering to help Earlier this month, …

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 …

Leading doctors and the PSA’s Chris Freeman have called for full Federal Government subsidy for methadone treatment, as concerns over opioid dependency grow Out of pocket costs for people accessing …

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 …

Why do pharmacists and doctors divert or supply drugs for non-medical use? Australian researchers find out A small proportion of health practitioners contribute to the growing problem of pharmaceutical diversion …

Why are some jurisdictions dragging their feet on real-time monitoring? asks Angelo Pricolo As Victoria powers ahead with the Australia’s first automated Real-Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) system, the elephant in …

New Zealand’s pharmacy regulator is reportedly “stunned” that a woman was able to use a single photocopied script to get tramadol from 21 pharmacies Stuff reports that Ramona Deane developed …

A former pharmacist and medical practitioner has been barred from applying for registration from his professions for 18 months and two years respectively A Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard …

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 …

The Health Minister has announced a commitment of $7.2 million to pilot a take-home naloxone program in Australia – but there’s no mention of pharmacy This week Greg Hunt announced …

Politicians from the three major parties have spoken out in support of the role pharmacists can play in reducing harms from licit and illicit drugs Speaking at the launch of …