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Australia’s annual overdose report 2019 released

The toll of unintentional overdose deaths in Australia: Penington Institute

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2019 reveals that unintentional overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia.

The continued growth in unintentional […]

By |August 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Australia’s annual overdose report 2019 released

Australia’s dependence on prescription opioids should be new government’s top public health concern

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 […]

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Australia’s dependence on prescription opioids should be new government’s top public health concern

Lyrica®: Filling a pain gap or emerging threat?

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 […]

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Lyrica®: Filling a pain gap or emerging threat?

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 […]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute urges Canberra to show ‘courage, imagination and boldness’ in tackling Australia’s opioid death rate

Penington Institute free public forum

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 […]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute free public forum

Penington Institute welcomes proposal for Royal Commission into Mental Health

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 […]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute welcomes proposal for Royal Commission into Mental Health