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New medicines agreements a boost for supply, sustainability: SHPA

08 September, 2021

The SHPA has welcomed the medicines agreements as vital to protecting patients against shortages and ensuring medicines are accessible, available and cost-efficient.


New standard for opioid analgesics

01 September, 2021

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking comments on the draft clinical care standard for opioid analgesics.


Opioid overuse: Australia needs national strategy

04 August, 2021

Australia needs a comprehensive, coordinated approach to overdose prevention by national and state governments and professional groups.


Infant pain-monitoring device gains international approval

28 May, 2021

The smartphone-based pain assessment application has potential for use in children's hospitals, in postnatal wards, and among parents and other healthcare professionals.


Last chance for aged-care providers to claim free PainChek licence

20 May, 2021

This fortnight is the last chance for aged-care facilities to participate in the government-subsidised rollout of a complete point-of-care solution for best practice pain management.


Tech restores lives of those in chronic pain

19 May, 2021

The Avalon Study has demonstrated the life-changing benefits of a closed-loop spinal cord stimulation system in patients with chronic, intractable pain.


NSAIDs and pharmacists vital in low back pain management

28 April, 2021

Patients with low back pain have been shown to respond well to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, according to researchers at RMIT University.


Device blocks the pain of shots

14 April, 2021

ShotBlocker is a non-invasive solution that has been shown to reduce or remove pain in 93.2% of users at half the cost of topical freezing sprays and anaesthetic creams.


FreshLeaf reveals medicinal cannabis report

13 April, 2021

The product, pricing and patient analysis found that, over the last six months, intense medicinal cannabis product competition has kept downward pressure on prices.


UQ discovery could reduce chemo side effects

23 March, 2021

University of Queensland pain researchers have made a discovery that could let future cancer patients avoid chemotherapy's worst and most debilitating side effects.


Exploring medicinal cannabis in endometriosis

17 March, 2021 by Jane Allman

Applied Cannabis Research is conducting an observational study through CA Clinics, investigating medicinal cannabis for the treatment of endometriosis.


Australian back pain trial slashes opioid use

11 March, 2021

A NSW trial has led to a 24% reduction in opioid prescribing for patients with acute back pain in emergency departments.


Medicinal cannabis course launched for Australian GPs

23 February, 2021

The online Professional Diploma of Medicinal Cannabis aims to provide a best-practice roadmap for GPs on how to manage common conditions with medicinal cannabis.


The promising medicinal benefits of cannabis

21 December, 2020

Medicinal cannabis is any cannabis-based product prescribed to relieve the symptoms of a medical condition.


Tool helps manage pain in dementia residents

20 November, 2020

A tech partnership means that carers can now access a tool to help identify, monitor and reduce pain in dementia aged-care residents.


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