Opioids

Report

4 Apr 2019
2

This report assesses the burden of chronic pain in Australia, including its impact on the health system, productivity, carer costs and wellbeing.

Report

Pathways to recovery: how can Canadians overcome opioid addiction?
14 Mar 2019
9

This report discusses opportunities for policy makers to engage on harm reduction, equitable access to treatment and support, and collaboration and coordination, to stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Canada.

Report

18 Dec 2018
17

The opioid crisis in the US claimed more than 70,000 lives in 2017, and has further complicated the situation for chronic pain patients. Human Rights Watch surveyed chronic pain patients, healthcare providers and officials and reviewed relevant laws and policies to produce a series of...

Report

9 Nov 2018
187

Opioid use and its associated harms is an issue of great public health interest, both within Australia and internationally. This report shows that opioid harms are an issue in both Australia and Canada. Rates of opioid deaths and opioid poisoning hospitalisations in Australia increased in...

Report

26 Sep 2018
91

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid prescribed for severe pain that can also be used for non-medical purposes. Recent data suggest the extent of fentanyl use varies across Australia, with elevated consumption levels in some regional areas.

Report

28 Aug 2018
348

This report focuses on accidental deaths caused by drugs, excluding drug-deaths that were deemed homicidal, suicidal or of undetermined intent. This is to ensure that drugs and the public health consequences that arise from them remain the primary focus of the report without the complicating...

Report

17 Aug 2018
204

This bulletin reports on opioid, amphetamine, and cocaine-induced deaths in Australia up until 2016, as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) using data from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS). Data for 2015 and 2016 are not final, as the ABS applies a...

Guide

23 Jul 2018
168

These guidelines provide clinical guidance and policy direction for opioid treatment in New South Wales. They align with national directions and recommendations, and incorporate the latest clinical evidence.

Commentary

13 Apr 2018
16

America’s opioid crisis won’t be solved by the Mexican wall and capital punishment. Meanwhile, deaths keep rising, and Australia isn’t immune, writes Lesley Russell.

Discussion paper

19 Jan 2018
548

This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.

Report

24 Jul 2017
175

Just under 600 Australians between the ages of 15 and 54 died from accidental overdose of opioids, with the majority (70 per cent) being due to opioids other than heroin, including strong prescription painkillers.

Report

5 Oct 2015
129

Examines trends in codeine-related mortality rates in Australia, and the clinical and toxicological characteristics of codeine-related deaths.

Abstract Objectives: To examine trends in codeine-related mortality rates in Australia, and the clinical and toxicological characteristics of codeine-related deaths.

Design and setting: Analysis...

Report

5 Oct 2015
73

Explores opioid use by aged care facility residents before and after initiation of transdermal opioid patches.

Abstract

Objective: To explore opioid use by aged care facility residents before and after initiation of transdermal opioid patches.

Design: A cross-sectional cohort...

Report

12 Jun 2015
81

Summary Dependence on opioid drugs is associated with a range of health and social problems that affect individual drug users, their family and friends, and the wider public. This bulletin presents information on the clients receiving opioid pharmacotherapy treatment, the doctors prescribing opioid pharmacotherapy...

Report

14 Jul 2014
83

Examines the effectiveness of oral health promotion programs among Indigenous opiate treatment program clients and analyses dental appointment compliance in this population.

Introduction

Drug abuse is a significant issue for society with drug-related crimes continuing to be a significant social problem. Oral...

Report

6 Sep 2007
37

There has been significant debate in the Australian parliament and the wider community in recent years in relation to alternative drug treatments for opioid (mainly heroin) dependence. Within this debate, zero-tolerance style arguments have been raised by many in favour of abstinence-based treatments using medications...

Report

25 Feb 2004
17

This study evaluates the costs and consequences of the provision of the prison methadone program in NSW, compared with no prison methadone. It shows that, despite significant barriers to efficiency, prison methadone compares favourably to community based methadone on the basis of cost alone.

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