Reports and submissions

Australia’s continuing overdose tragedy

Fentanyl, a dangerous drug 100 times more potent than pure morphine is at the forefront of Australia’s drug overdose crisis. Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2017 has revealed that diverted fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is killing hundreds of Australians amid the country’s escalating overdose problem.  The report, produced annually by Penington Institute, says Australia is on track to experience a US-style [...]

August 31st, 2017|

Naloxone rescheduling submission

Read Penington Institute’s submission to the Therapeutical Goods Administration July  meeting, when an application on naloxone rescheduling will be considered. […]

May 8th, 2015|

Recent submissions

Penington Institute has recently made submissions to the: Seventh National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2014 -2017 Fourth National Hepatitis C Virus Strategy 2014-2017 Second National Hepatitis B Strategy 2014-2017 An estimated 230,000 people are currently living in Australia with chronic hepatitis C. There are new treatments known as direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies that have cure rates of more than 90 per cent. [...]

May 29th, 2014|