One of the most urgent public health issues facing the new government will be Australia’s dependence on prescription opioids, independent drug research, policy and education organisation Melbourne-based Penington Institute, said […]
Use of pregabalin (sold as Lyrica®) has skyrocketed in recent years. Anecdotal reports indicate problematic use is becoming more common including amongst people who inject drugs.
In Australia, pregabalin is a […]
Leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has today celebrated the public health achievements of Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister the Hon RJL Hawke AC GCL on the […]
Penington Institute urges Canberra to show ‘courage, imagination and boldness’ in tackling Australia’s opioid death rate
Leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has welcomed today’s (27 February) announcement by the Commonwealth Government that it will fund a $7.2 million trial of naloxone […]
More than 100 drug and health specialists, along with members of the public will hear experts debate the evidence for and against pill testing in Melbourne on Friday (8 February […]
Pill testing – Lifesaver or false comfort?
Should pill testing be trialled at music festivals?
Can you ever tell whether a pill is safe?
Could pill testing save lives?
Following a series of tragic […]
Australia’s leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has today (2 November) welcomed the launch of ‘We all pay the price’ – a ground-breaking report on the […]
Australia’s leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed Royal Commission into Mental Health, should it be returned in the November […]
New report launched – Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model
The Minister for Health the Hon Greg Hunt MP has officially launched a new Penington Institute report: Saving lives: Australian naloxone […]
Overdose deaths rise again: Penington Institute
Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018 reveals that accidental overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia.
The continued growth in overdose deaths is […]
Penington Institute welcomes the trial of a supervised injecting facility in North Richmond.
Penington Institute CEO John Ryan said establishing the trial was an important step towards tackling the harmful effects […]