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MEDIA RELEASE May 16 2019   AUSTRALIA'S HIDDEN PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION CRISIS: ScriptWise campaign shines a spotlight on the potential harm from ongoing use of sleep and anxiety medication.   To coincide with Medication Dependence Prevention Month 2019, ScriptWise is urging Australians who have been prescribed a sleeping tablet to make...

MEDIA RELEASE May 1 2019   New innovative initiative tackles alarming increase in opioid dependence in regional communities   ScriptWise has welcomed a new collaborative regional prevention initiative, Project ECHO, as part of this year’s Medication Dependence Prevention Month starting on May 1st, 2019.   Statistics show regional areas are disproportionately feeling...

MEDIA RELEASE 24 April 2019   Real-time prescription monitoring an opportunity to prevent medication harms in Frankston  Not-for-profit organisation ScriptWise is encouraging community members to attend a forum on preventing medication harms at 6pm on Tuesday May 7 at St Francis Xavier Centre.   The event is an opportunity for the...

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...