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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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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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Opioid withdrawal symptoms

Opioid withdrawal symptoms may vary depending on the opioid. Find out how to stop safely and manage symptoms to prevent long-term health risks.

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Addiction withdrawal symptoms

You may have withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit an addiction. Withdrawal symptoms are different for different people and can be mild or severe.

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Methadone is an opioid medicine available on prescription from your doctor. Find out how it works and and when it might be prescribed.

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Opioid medicines and pain

Some pain medicines, such as opioids, need to be taken with care. Learn about the risks and benefits of opioids, side effects and pain-relief alternatives.

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Common questions about opioid pain medicines

Opioid medicines can help relieve pain. Like all medicines, they have risks and side effects. Here are some frequently asked questions about opioids.

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Tapentadol is a prescription-only opioid medicine used for pain relief. Find out about tapentadol, how it works and its possible side effects.

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Pethidine is an opioid pain-relief medicine that your doctor can prescribe. Find out more about pethidine, how it works and possible side effects.

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Fentanyl is a strong opioid medicine prescribed by doctors for severe pain. Learn about its how it works and potential side effects.

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