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Policy Officer/Senior Policy Officer (full-time)

Penington Institute is an independent not-for-profit that connects lived experience and research to improve community safety in relation to drugs. More than just an essential voice in the national conversation around drugs, we also educate the community, train front-line workers, and influence real-world change. […]

By |December 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Policy Officer/Senior Policy Officer (full-time)

Overdose and Response in Victoria – Seminar

Frontline initiatives to prevent fatal overdose in Victoria Deaths from unintentional overdose are growing. These deaths are, by definition, preventable. However, there are no silver bullets – sophisticated and evidence-based responses are needed to reduce the toll of unintentional overdose. This seminar will provide a brief overview of unintentional overdose deaths in Victoria before discussing [...]

By |October 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Overdose and Response in Victoria – Seminar

Life Savers global launch exposes opioid treatment

Penington Institute, the not-for-profit convenor of International Overdose Awareness Day, is today launching the website, Life Savers,1 a brief guide to treatment for people concerned about their usage of opioid drugs, their family members and friends, as well as a resource for healthcare providers. As the number of people developing dependencies and suffering harms from [...]

By |September 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Life Savers global launch exposes opioid treatment

Australia’s annual overdose report 2019

The toll of unintentional overdose deaths in Australia: Penington Institute Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2019 reveals that unintentional overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia. The continued growth in unintentional overdose deaths is linked to highly potent drugs, many of which are available through prescription, such as pharmaceutical opioids and benzodiazepines. Illegal drugs [...]

By |August 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Australia’s annual overdose report 2019

Penington Institute calls for strong action on pregabalin (Lyrica®)

Lyrica®: Filling a pain fap or emerging threat? Penington institute recently hosted a public information forum with experts speakers discussing pregabalin (sold as Lyrica®). Subsidised as an antiepileptic and to treat neuropathic pain, prescriptions rates have increased dramatically in recent years, along with reports of harms relating to use. Dr Shaun Greene (Austin Health) Dr [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Penington Institute calls for strong action on pregabalin (Lyrica®)