Pharmaceuticals

Alternate Term Label:
Medication
Pharmaceutical industry
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Clive Palmer says hydroxychloroquine contributed to Australia's low COVID-19 death rate. Is he correct?

Businessman and former federal MP Clive Palmer claimed that use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine contributed to Australia’s low death rate during the coronavirus pandemic. He said the Covid-19 death curve had flattened after the federal health minister announced the drug would be made available...
Report

National Drug Strategy household survey 2019

This report presents key results from the 2019 National Drug Strategy household survey. It looks at people’s drug use throughout their lives and during the last 12 months, and examines how these patterns have changed over time.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Threat to the survival of local pharmacies exaggerated

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia claims that bringing forward reductions in the prices of prescription medicines will threaten the survival of local pharmacies.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: How much is subsidising cheap paracetamol costing the government?

Health Minister Sussan Ley claims subsidising paracetamol that can be bought cheaply without a prescription is costing the government $73 million a year.
Briefing paper

The most promising therapeutics for COVID-19

This rapid research brief responds to the question - what are the most promising COVID-19 therapeutics in development globally and nationally, and what are their mechanisms of action, their stage of development and their strengths and limitations?
Briefing paper

The most promising vaccines for COVID-19

This rapid research brief responds to the question - what are the most promising vaccines in development globally and nationally, and what are their mechanisms of action, their stage of development and their strengths and limitations?
Report

Quantifying the social costs of pharmaceutical opioid misuse and illicit opioid use to Australia in 2015/16

In recent decades the range and patterns of opioids used for extra-medical purposes have changed. The use of pharmaceutical opioids exceeds the use of heroin. The objective of this report was to estimate the social costs arising from extra-medical opioid use in Australia for the...
Report

Availability of COVID-19 related products on Tor darknet markets

Tor darknet markets are frequently used as a litmus test of illicit drug and malware trends, as well as criminal novelty and entrepreneurship more generally. Crime follows opportunity and the COVID-19 pandemic offers profiteering arising from shortages and fear.
Report

Is there fentanyl contamination in the Australian illicit drug market?

This research investigates fentanyl use among police detainees participating in the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.
Report

The social supply of pharmaceutical opioids

This study explores the prevalence, predictors and nature of the ‘social supply’ of pharmaceutical opioids among police detainees.