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

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 […]

Opioid Pharmacotherapy at the Crossroads: Penington Institute’s New Report Sheds Light on Fragile System

Penington Institute today releases its report on Australia’s opioid pharmacotherapy system, Opioid pharmacotherapy at the crossroads: Enduring barriers and new opportunities. The report offers a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities of the current landscape, including recommendations to stabilise the fragile system and make it more accessible and effective.  Request a copy of the […]

Welcome commitment from Australian Government to improve patient access to essential medicines for opioid dependence treatment

Penington Institute firmly welcomes the announcement in the 2023-24 Budget that the Australian Government will commit $377.3 million dollars over 4 years to improving access to opioid dependence treatment medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This commitment will significantly improve affordability and access to these essential medicines for tens of thousands of Australians. From […]