ABC 7:30: Health experts say Victoria should prepare struggling drug therapy system for fentanyl influx

Penington Institute CEO, John Ryan, was featured on ABC’s 7:30 last night speaking about the structural challenges facing the Victorian opioid pharmacotherapy treatment system and the need for urgent action to prevent further failures.

In August 2023, Penington Institute released a report on pharmacotherapy which provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities of the current landscape in Australia. The report also outlines recommendations to stabilise the fragile system and make it more accessible and effective for patients.

John Ryan said, “This report offers a uniquely thorough picture of an essential harm reduction and drug treatment tool. We’ve partnered with experts to provide a view that captures numerous angles of the complex, neglected opioid pharmacotherapy system.” 

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