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Is it safe to get a prescription for the contraceptive pill online?

You can now get a prescription for the oral contraceptive pill online and have it sent it your door, without seeing a GP. But experts are concerned.

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Opioids

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Prescription addiction can happen to anyone

Prescription medicines are responsible for more than 2 in 3 accidental drug-related deaths. Here's what you need to know about prescription addiction.

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Over-the-counter medicines

There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.

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Alzheimer's disease treatment

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are medicines available on prescription that can help delay the condition's development.

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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.

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Temazepam

Temazepam is a medicine that is usually used to treat sleeping problems or insomnia. To get temazepam, you will need a prescription written for you by a doctor.

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Codeine no longer available over the counter from Feb 1

Pain-relief medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without a doctor's prescription from 1 Feb 2018. Here’s what you need to know.

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Oxycodone

Oxycodone is a painkiller. To get oxycodone, you need to have a prescription written for you by your doctor. You can find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.

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Take medicines seriously

Around 9 million Australians take prescription medicine daily; millions more take over-the-counter meds. It's crucial they're taken properly and stored safely.

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