Citric Acid Resource
An information sheet is available about Afghan / brown heroin and citric acid. Read more.
Codeine will only be available on prescription from 1 February 2018. Read more.
COPE – Overdose First Aid
Learn more about opioid overdose and naloxone. Read more.
Hepatitis C Resources
A new generation of direct-acting antiviral medications are now available to Australians living with chronic hepatitis C. They are more effective, easier to take and have fewer side-effects than the older medications. The Australian Government has listed these new medicines on the PBS, ensuring they are accessible and affordable to all people with hepatitis C. Read more.
Injecting equipment now available in Victoria
As of May 2017 two new brands of 27 gauge 1 ml injecting equipment are available in Victoria via the NSP order system. Read more.
Pregabalin is one of the most prescribed drugs in Australia, but has risks. Download Resources.
Penington Institute has prepared a number of PDF resources for NSP’s, including:
Safer Using Series booklets, NSP Handbook, NSP Calendar, Injecting Equipment Poster, Safe Retrieval and Disposal brochure, Confidentiality Poster. Download Resources
Overdose Prevention Resources
Penington Institute has launched two new overdose prevention resources to educate people around how to recognise and respond to opioid overdose, including administering the life-saving medication naloxone. Read more.
Pharmaceutical Risk and Response Seminar – presentations
In late 2017 Penington Institute staff conducted training around Victoria on misuse of pharmaceutical medicines as well as overdose risk and response using naloxone. The project was part of the Victorian Government’s Naloxone Subsidy Initiative. The presenters were Keith Bhebhe (pharmaceutical medicine misuse) and Crios O’Mahony (overdose risk and response).
PDFs: Pharmaceutical Risk and Response Seminar | Naloxone Training
Safer Injecting Resources
Update on injecting equipment in Victoria and resources to support safer injecting. Read more.
Secure Dispensing Units
Update on secure dispensing units. Read more.
Stimulants are a category of drug that increase alertness and heart rate, producing an e ect of increased con dence, and energy. View fact sheet.