Published Articles

Warning over pregabalin misuse since PBS-listing

One in seven Australian patients on the drug are at high risk of abuse.
20 August 2018

Strongest evidence yet of link between opioids and invasive pneumococcal disease

Prescription opioid use is associated with an elevated risk of invasive pneumococcal disease, according to some of the strongest evidence to date. 
22 February 2018

Latest 'do-not-do' list sends a message on opioids

Pain medicine specialists have sent a strong message about inappropriate opioid prescribing for lower back pain or any chronic non-cancer pain, according to recommendations released by Choosing Wisely Australia.
15 February 2018

Do GPs really have a problem with fentanyl?

And are prescribing restrictions the best way to tackle misuse?
07 November 2017

Doctor banned after allegations, 12,000km away, hit home

A pain doctor has been suspended under emergency powers after AHPRA was sent a newspaper clipping from Alaska saying he was running a “pill mill” which was endangering patient lives.  
17 October 2017