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MEDIA RELEASE   12 February 2019  Local community event to address rising prescription medication harms  Not-for-profit organisation ScriptWise will host a community discussion on preventing problems such as medication dependence at GOTAFE on February 28th at 6pm.  Local health professionals and experts will join a panel to talk strategies...

MEDIA RELEASE   11 February 2019  Local experts invite community members to discuss preventing medication harm  Local health professionals will feature in a community event on February 26 at Bendigo TAFE at 3:30pm to talk avoiding problems like medication dependence.  In Greater Bendigo, 49 people died due to an overdose...

MEDIA RELEASE   07 February 2019  Chatham Probus Club tackles tough topic with implementation of new prescription monitoring system  On Wednesday Chatham Probus Club shone a light on how its members could prevent prescription medication harms, inviting national not-for-profit organisation ScriptWise to speak at their monthly meeting.  In Boroondara alone,...

MEDIA RELEASE 30 November   Regional residents urged to access appropriate pain management with the implementation of medication monitoring system, SafeScript  Warrnambool physiotherapist Adrian Benson says there wouldn’t be a person who hadn’t been prescribed prescription opioids before attending the chronic pain rehabilitation program where he works at St...

Statement 18 October 2018  New injury deaths report sheds light on severity of prescription medication crisis in Australia  A new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report released last week, Trends in injury deaths,Australia paints a disturbing picture of pharmaceutical use across the country.  Chief Executive Officer of ScriptWise,...

Media Release 31 August 2018   PHARMACISTS CAN HELP PREVENT RISING PHARMACEUTICAL OVERDOSE RATES: PHARMACY 777     This International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31), Pharmacy 777 joins ScriptWise to shine a light on the alarming increase in deaths due to prescription medications, and how they can be prevented.   The Penington...

MEDIA RELEASE   28 AUGUST 2018   Combined use of opioids and benzodiazepines can be fatal, Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA) and ScriptWise warn   Hundreds of Australians are dying from accidental drug overdoses each year by combining opioid medications such as codeine and oxycodone with sleeping pills, the Faculty of...