Paracetamol poisoning has increased in Australia – here’s how to take it safely
Paracetamol is the most commonly used drug in Australia, but it's also the reason for most calls to poisons information hotlines.
Accidental overdose of medicine
Accidental overdose of medicine is very dangerous, but preventable. Here's how to avoid the risk of overdose, and the medicines that need special care.
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Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.
Better access to an overdose-reversing medication could save lives
A nasal spray has been added to the PBS, meaning many Australians could be saved from overdosing on prescription and illicit opioids.
Poisoning is common and most cases happen at home. Learn about the symptoms, prevention and what to do in an emergency.
Cocaine, or 'Coke' as it is commonly known, is a highly addictive drug associated with health issues and other problems. Learn more about its physical effects and the risks associated to cocaine use.
Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.
Heroin is a highly addictive drug with many serious side effects. Find out more about heroin's effects and the dangers of long term abuse and addiction.
You can take paracetamol for mild to moderate pain. Here’s some information on how paracetamol works, when you should not take it and possible side effects.