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Western Australia Police Force Naloxone Rollout: Pilot Results and Frontline Perspective

Australian police station sign in Sydney NSW Australia

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 […]

Sydney Morning Herald: The common medication killing more Australians than alcohol

Medication

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 […]

ABC News: Annual report finds use of opioids drives up accidental fatal overdoses

ABC News: Annual report finds use of opioids drives up accidental fatal overdoses

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

Overdose in Australia: Launching Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023

Overdose in Australia: Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023

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 […]

SBS Dateline: How Pam’s son unknowingly took a drug that killed him

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. […]