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Opioid epidemic has reached Australia

Research by the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) at the Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has found that a […]

Majority of opioid overdose deaths relate to pharmaceutical opioids

The number of people dying as a result of opioid use has risen markedly, says a report by the National […]

Tamper-resistant oxycodone tablets have no impact on overall opioid use

Tamper-resistant tablets prove less attractive to people who inject drugs but have little effect on population-level issues linked to overprescribing, overuse […]

Codeine addiction in the spotlight

Along with over-the-counter opioid medicines, the use of prescription-only drugs such as oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine is on the rise. […]

Subutex

Generic Name: Buprenorphine hydrochloride Product Name: Subutex Indication Maintenance of opioid dependence Opioid withdrawal Action Buprenorphine is a partial opioid […]