This webinar has ended. To watch a recording, click the Register for Webinar button. Penington Institute is pleased to present a webinar exploring early results from the Western Australia Police Force’s innovative initiative distributing naloxone to frontline officers. In this webinar we will be joined by a set of esteemed guests to explore two perspectives […]
SBS News: Every day, six Australians die of drug overdose. Are we doing enough to lower that number?
Findings from Penington Institute’s latest report, Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023, feature in this SBS News article, revealing the extent of overdose crisis that Australia faces. Read the article on the SBS website: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/every-day-six-australians-die-of-drug-overdose-are-we-doing-enough-to-lower-that-number/6z3ashj05
This month, Penington Institute released Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023. We spoke with Amber Shultz from the Sydney Morning Herald about the report. In this story, Amber highlights how pharmaceutical benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium are implicated in unintentional overdose deaths. Read the full article: https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-common-medication-involved-in-killing-more-australians-than-alcohol-20230819-p5dxtq.html
Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023 Reveals Alarming Trends: Urgent Action Needed to Address National Crisis
Penington Institute has released Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023, which highlights the devastating impact of drug-induced deaths in Australia. Using data across a 20-year period, the report demonstrates the nature of an escalating crisis that begs for urgent and comprehensive policy reform. Penington Institute’s CEO John Ryan said the report findings are cause for concern […]
Penington Institute’s report, Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023, was featured on ABC National News this month, emphasising that over 20 years from 2001 over 37,000 Australian have lost their lives to overdose. Watch the coverage here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-08-27/annual-report-finds-use-of-opioids-drive-up-overdoses/102782300
This webinar has ended. To watch a recording, click the Register for Webinar button. On 28 August, Penington Institute will launch Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023 in a public webinar. The webinar will include an opening address from Penington Institute’s CEO, John Ryan, a presentation of the key findings from the report by Dr Karen […]
The Guardian: Melbourne has had Australia’s worst heroin addiction for years. Why can’t the city kick its habit?
CEO John Ryan spoke to Adeshola Ore from The Guardian about Victoria’s high per capita consumption of heroin, that it could be influenced by lower state government investment in opioid substitution treatment. “It’s relied on too few GPs to do too much work and no back up services to support them.” Read the full article in […]
As overdose deaths continue to climb in the US and Canada, driven by fentanyl and other synthetic substances in the unregulated drug market, a growing number of community groups are calling for safe supply. Penington Institute CEO John Ryan spoke to reporter Sophie Bennett about what implications the North American crisis might have for Australia. […]