Latest opioids News

Hydromorphone trial a smokescreen to distract from Labor’s outrageous decision to axe second injecting room
NSW latest public health warning: Opiod overdose after using drugs people believed to be cocaine or methanamphetamine
Greens issue warning to new Premier regarding potentially lethal ‘Red Bull’ pills detected interstate
NSW new public health warning: tablets sold as MDMA (Ecstasy) found to contain a potent opioid
New ‘Green Book’ available for paediatric palliative care
Prosecution should be paused while medicinal cannabis driving trial is underway
Dark web drug trafficker arrested
Changes to opioid prescribing regulations coming into effect on 5 October
New amendments to legislation to ensure safe access to opioids
“I can now afford to get my kids school shoes”: Why opioid dependence medicine affordability changes are so important
Engagement on proposed changes to prescribing regulations to help ensure safe access to opioids
NSW latest public Drug Warning: Potent opioid (isotonitazene) found in drugs in yellow powder form
New digital tool to crack down on ‘doctor shopping’ for drugs
NSW latest warning issued after potent opioid found in heroin
‘Everything changed’: reuniting families fractured by opioids
How Does Acetaminophen Work?
NSW new fake ‘Kalma’ alprazolam tablets found to contain strong opioids
Prescription opioid use linked to mood disorders
Govt taking action to prevent drug-related road injuries
New real time prescription monitoring system improves patient safety
One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns – study 14 October
WHO takes steps to address glaring shortage of quality palliative care services
Opioid-free joint replacement surgery: an innovative approach
Over-the-counter medicinal cannabis a small step toward better pain management
England’s deprivation divide on opioid prescribing revealed
Oxycodone-related ambulance presentations are more likely to be women and those with mental health issues
Aged care medication going unchecked
Warning: Fentanyl-related substances in heroin and cocaine
Naloxone To Save More Lives Under Amended Drug Law
PSA strongly backs proposed recommendations to Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission
Problem opioid behaviours associated with pre-existing risks, not just dosage
Warning over fentanyl-related substances
Dan Mallinson awarded American Political Science Association Lowi Award
PBS changes to opioids a win for palliative care
A recipe for successful same-day hip and knee replacements
Misuse of Opioid Medications Can Lead to Addiction and Overdose
International overdose awareness day: calls for greater focus on prevention & harm reduction 31 August
More South Australians dying of overdose than on roads
Almost one death a day as Victoria’s overdose crisis continues
Hidden health crisis: more than 2,000 overdose deaths five years running 31 August
500+ overdose deaths five years running in NSW
Drugs crisis as more Tasmanians dying of overdoses than on roads
PSA call on NT political parties to support pharmacists in reducing medication harm
Distress and pain key reasons for prescription opioid abuse
Using innovation to educate – new anti-doping Augmented Reality app
Delta Opioid Receptor Identified as Promising Therapeutic Target for Inflammatory Pain Relief
GPs left in dark about major changes to reduce harms from prescription opioids
Further changes to reduce opioid harm