Advocacy

ScriptWise drives essential policy and legislative change based on the most up-to-date evidence available. Find out more about three key areas of action below.

Reports and Publications

Our reports related to addressing prescription medication harms on a variety of different subjects, including improving access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence.

ScriptWise Federal Budget Submission 2019-2020

 

ScriptWise presents its vision and proposed initiatives to address the burgeoning prescription medication crisis in Australia. Read the full submission here.

Joint statement – ScriptWise and the Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA)

 

Avoid combined use of prescription opioids and benzodiazepines for health professionals. Read the full statement here.

Open letter

 

Close to 30 family members who’ve lost a loved one to prescription medication use signed an open letter to all Australian Health Ministers calling for action. Read the letter here. 

MATOD Summit Report 2018

 

A ScriptWIse and Harm Reduction Australia report on the jointly hosted MATOD Summit in Canberra. Read the full report here. 

SA roundtable report

 

ScriptWise’s report on the Roundtable discussion in South Australia hosted by Return to Work Australia on prescription medication harms. Read the full report here.

Victorian Stakeholder Engagement Day

 

Report on collaboration to respond to emerging issues in Victoria

Submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration

ScriptWise’s submission on the TGA’s Prescription strong (Schedule 8) opioid use and misuse in Australia – options for a regulatory response. Read the submission here.