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...
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.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia claims that bringing forward reductions in the prices of prescription medicines will threaten the survival of local pharmacies.
Health Minister Sussan Ley claims subsidising paracetamol that can be bought cheaply without a prescription is costing the government $73 million a year.
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?
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?
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...
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.
This research investigates fentanyl use among police detainees participating in the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.