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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.
Opioids are a group of medicines prescribed by doctors to treat pain. Learn about their side effects, withdrawal symptoms and what to do in an overdose.
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.
Taking opioid medicines safely
Opioid medicines are prescribed to relieve pain caused by cancer, surgery or injury. It's crucial to take them safely to reduce the risk of opioid harm.
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.
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.
Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.
Endone is used to relieve moderate or severe pain, such as pain after surgery or an injury. Here’s how to take it and possible side effects.
Fentanyl is a high-strength opioid medicine that can be prescribed by your doctor. Find out more about fentanyl, how it works and possible side effects.
Methadone is an opioid medicine available on prescription from your doctor. Find out more about methadone, how it works and possible side effects.