Media Centre

ScriptWise is committed to amplifying the voices of those personally affected by prescription medication misuse and overdose fatalities.

 

Find out more about our work in the media and contact us for media opportunities

Media Opportunities

ScriptWise works in partnership with people from all walks of life to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma around prescription medication dependence and overdose fatalities.

 

Our media partners include:

+ Many individuals and families who have been affected by prescription medication misuse and overdose fatalities across Australia

+ Health professionals such as GPs and pharmacists

+ Prescription medication and addiction specialists, experts and researchers

 

Please contact our Media and Communications Officer for further information, comment or interview requests:

 

Lara Beissbarth

E: lara@scriptwise.org.au

P: 03 9909 2807

 

Available for interview

 

Please get in contact for comments or interviews with our partners as listed above and/or with ScriptWise representatives including:

 

+ ScriptWise CEO Bee Mohamed

+ ScriptWise Patron Kim Ledger

+ ScriptWise Ambassadors

Media Releases

Overdose deaths soar as prescription opioid use quadruples in a decade - ABC 7:30

Overdose deaths soar as prescription opioid use quadruples in a decade - ABC 7:30

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Australia’s addiction to prescription meds is nearing crisis point by Simon Cunich - The Feed SBS

Australia’s addiction to prescription meds is nearing crisis point by Simon Cunich - The Feed SBS

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Time to change attitudes by Rhiannon Tuffield - Shepparton News

Time to change attitudes by Rhiannon Tuffield - Shepparton News

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True Opioid Killer Revealed by Megan Haggan - AJP

True Opioid Killer Revealed by Megan Haggan - AJP

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Settlement Guide: Why you should take precautions with prescription medication by Audrey Bourget - SBS

Settlement Guide: Why you should take precautions with prescription medication by Audrey Bourget - SBS

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Settlement Guide: The dangers of prescription medication by Audrey Bourget - SBS

Settlement Guide: The dangers of prescription medication by Audrey Bourget - SBS

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Prescription medication: The secret addiction costing lives by Sarah Marinos - Herald Sun

Prescription medication: The secret addiction costing lives by Sarah Marinos - Herald Sun

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St Vincent's Hospital intervenes to cut opioid prescriptions given to patients on discharge by Esther Han - SMH

St Vincent's Hospital intervenes to cut opioid prescriptions given to patients on discharge by Esther Han - SMH

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Prescription opioids are killing more Australians than heroin: Australian Bureau of Statistics by Esther Han - SMH

Prescription opioids are killing more Australians than heroin: Australian Bureau of Statistics by Esther Han - SMH

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Pharmacy codeine toolkit - Pharmacy Daily

Pharmacy codeine toolkit - Pharmacy Daily

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New tools for codeine preparation by Megan Haggan - AJP

New tools for codeine preparation by Megan Haggan - AJP

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Heath Ledger's father on the scourge of prescription opioid addiction - ABC Lateline

Heath Ledger's father on the scourge of prescription opioid addiction - ABC Lateline

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Confessions of a former doctor shopper and the pain of prescription opioid addiction by Tierney Bonini and Lin Evlin - ABC

Confessions of a former doctor shopper and the pain of prescription opioid addiction by Tierney Bonini and Lin Evlin - ABC

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Lateline Interview with Kim Ledger - ABC Lateline

Lateline Interview with Kim Ledger - ABC Lateline

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ABC Lateline: Victoria introduces prescription drug monitoring as rates of painkiller addiction rise by Tierney Bonini - ABC Lateline

ABC Lateline: Victoria introduces prescription drug monitoring as rates of painkiller addiction rise by Tierney Bonini - ABC Lateline

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