Latest opioid use News

England’s deprivation divide on opioid prescribing revealed
How pain changes your brain
Renewed calls for needle & syringe programs in prisons ahead of international drug Users Day
Problem opioid behaviours associated with pre-existing risks, not just dosage
Dramatic escalation in opioid use over a decade revealed
PBS changes to opioids a win for palliative care
Infographics highlight naloxone access disparity
Opioids continue to be leading cause of overdose deaths in Australia. What else can we do
Free take-home naloxone trial will save lives
Distress and pain key reasons for prescription opioid abuse
Further changes to reduce opioid harm
Reducing opioid harm through regulatory changes
RACGP urges Australians to seek help for alcohol and other drug issues
Jennifer Van Deusen discusses alternatives to opioids on WMTW
Patients to benefit with funding to expand pharmacists role
Pain relief and euthanasia – fine line between life and death
Mundipharma fined for misleading advertising of opioids to health professionals
Monash research reveals extent of strong and high-dose opioid pain medication use
Researchers receive nearly $5 million NIH grant to help curb opioid cravings
Prescribers be aware of fatal risks of methadone and clozapine
Prescription opioids hub
New opioid overdose tool added to PBS will save Australian lives
Twentieth century views and responses to drug use no longer fit for purpose
20th century views and responses to drug use no longer fit for purpose
Pain and opioids and bigger picture
Wireless device for pain management could be non-opioid alternative
US backs Sydney spinout company Kinoxis to fight opioid addiction
New Pharmacy Practice Review on opioids aims to reduce harms from long term use
Examining state policies governing opioid use and pregnancy
Children of opioid-dependent mothers have complex needs