Vaping more effective than nicotine patches, but there's a catch

Patients trying to quit smoking reported more long-term success with one product, say UK researchers.
01 February 2019

Drug users' HIV risk rises on prison release: study

New findings call for a rethink of Australia's policies on illicit drug use, researchers say.
13 November 2018

Bid to give police access to real-time S8 script data

Patient information contained in the upcoming national real-time script monitoring system would be handed to police investigators under a proposal from the criminal intelligence agency.
06 June 2018

Why the outside world is a health risk for ex-prisoners

Life on the outside for Australian prisoners is fraught with major health dangers — particularly for those with mental health and drug issues, research shows.
03 May 2018

Call to restrict GP fentanyl prescribing

Pain specialists are calling for tougher restrictions on GPs prescribing fentanyl patches, claiming the drug had acquired a “beguiling” reputation.
19 September 2017

Doctor prescribing leading to codeine deaths: Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild has stepped up its campaign to keep codeine OTC.
15 August 2017

Hep C patients aren't getting confirmatory tests

Almost half of patients who test positive for hepatitis C exposure are not getting confirmatory RNA tests.
08 August 2017