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 harms 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

S2E8 Kim Ledger interview - Addicted Podcast

S2E8 Kim Ledger interview - Addicted Podcast

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'The last to know': Heath Ledger's father opens up about son's death by Broede Carmody - Sydney Morning Herald

'The last to know': Heath Ledger's father opens up about son's death by Broede Carmody - Sydney Morning Herald

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Kim Ledger speaks to Ash Bradnam on Addicted podcast by Amy Price - The Courier-Mail

Kim Ledger speaks to Ash Bradnam on Addicted podcast by Amy Price - The Courier-Mail

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Mother's heartbreak inspires effort to raise awareness of accidental prescription drug overdose by Harriet Tatham - ABC Online

Mother's heartbreak inspires effort to raise awareness of accidental prescription drug overdose by Harriet Tatham - ABC Online

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Agony and ecstasy: Prescription drugs and overdose awareness by Amanda Lyons - newsGP

Agony and ecstasy: Prescription drugs and overdose awareness by Amanda Lyons - newsGP

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We must tackle stigma around treating opioid-dependent patients: Rural GP - Doug Hendrie, newsGP

We must tackle stigma around treating opioid-dependent patients: Rural GP - Doug Hendrie, newsGP

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'I Get So Angry': More Australians Are Dying From Painkiller Overdoses Than Ever by Alex Bruce-Smith - Ten Daily

'I Get So Angry': More Australians Are Dying From Painkiller Overdoses Than Ever by Alex Bruce-Smith - Ten Daily

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‘Doctor shopping’ is killing too many Australians by Gary Nunn - news.com.au

‘Doctor shopping’ is killing too many Australians by Gary Nunn - news.com.au

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Drug overdose deaths rising sharply - Fran Kelly, Radio National Breakfast

Drug overdose deaths rising sharply - Fran Kelly, Radio National Breakfast

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Why opioid dependence treatment is hampered by Megan Haggan - AJP

Why opioid dependence treatment is hampered by Megan Haggan - AJP

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Doctor-shopping danger: Young kids are abusing drugs they don't need by Annika Smethurst - Daily Telegraph

Doctor-shopping danger: Young kids are abusing drugs they don't need by Annika Smethurst - Daily Telegraph

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Pharmaceutical drugs account for 75 per cent of region's overdose deaths by Rachael Houlihan - Warrnambool Standard

Pharmaceutical drugs account for 75 per cent of region's overdose deaths by Rachael Houlihan - Warrnambool Standard

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'One Little Pill by Ingrid Mansell - The Australian Women's Weekly

'One Little Pill by Ingrid Mansell - The Australian Women's Weekly

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'Be Script Wise' podcast by The Wellness Guys

'Be Script Wise' podcast by The Wellness Guys

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Health and House Interview with Bee Mohamed of ScriptWise with Dr Bryce Fleming on Bondi Radio

Health and House Interview with Bee Mohamed of ScriptWise with Dr Bryce Fleming on Bondi Radio

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World News Wrapup by Megan Haggan - AJP

World News Wrapup by Megan Haggan - AJP

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GPs can help patients manage chronic pain by Doug Hendrie - newsGP

GPs can help patients manage chronic pain by Doug Hendrie - newsGP

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The role of pharmacists in pain management by Benita Suckling - AJP

The role of pharmacists in pain management by Benita Suckling - AJP

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'La Trobe University pharmacy students take action to tackle prescription dependence - Bendigo Advertiser

'La Trobe University pharmacy students take action to tackle prescription dependence - Bendigo Advertiser

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Prescription Drug Abuse Australia 2018 by Sophie Aubrey - Mamamia

Prescription Drug Abuse Australia 2018 by Sophie Aubrey - Mamamia

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Prescription medication drug deaths more than doubled in 10 years with Chris Isley - 6PR

Prescription medication drug deaths more than doubled in 10 years with Chris Isley - 6PR

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Education ``essential to prevent prescription medication harms`` says Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce by Alice Rennison - Stallwell Times News

Education ``essential to prevent prescription medication harms`` says Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce by Alice Rennison - Stallwell Times News

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SHPA to target opioid related harm by Megan Haggan - AJP

SHPA to target opioid related harm by Megan Haggan - AJP

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'Start those conversations' by Sheshtyn Paola - AJP

'Start those conversations' by Sheshtyn Paola - AJP

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A script to help save lives - Newcastle Herald

A script to help save lives - Newcastle Herald

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One mother's struggle with prescription drug dependency by James Weir - news.com.au

One mother's struggle with prescription drug dependency by James Weir - news.com.au

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Prevent Scripted Misuse by Melanie Whelan - The Courier

Prevent Scripted Misuse by Melanie Whelan - The Courier

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Forum to focus on medications by Jackson Graham - Colac Herald

Forum to focus on medications by Jackson Graham - Colac Herald

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Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce to raise awareness of prescription medication dependency and addiction - The Wimmera Mail-Times

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce to raise awareness of prescription medication dependency and addiction - The Wimmera Mail-Times

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Deaths related to prescription medication on the rise by Monique Patterson - The Warrnambool Standard

Deaths related to prescription medication on the rise by Monique Patterson - The Warrnambool Standard

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Progress made on national real-time prescription monitoring by Doug Hendrie - newsGP

Progress made on national real-time prescription monitoring by Doug Hendrie - newsGP

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Prescription Addiction: the deadly consequence by Isabella Ross - Sydney Observer

Prescription Addiction: the deadly consequence by Isabella Ross - Sydney Observer

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Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system by Rebecca Puddy - ABC Online

Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system by Rebecca Puddy - ABC Online

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Sunday Night: 'Hooked' - Channel 7

Sunday Night: 'Hooked' - Channel 7

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``It's so addictive``: NRL legend Matt Cooper's near-death experience with painkiller addiction - Channel 7 Sunday Night

``It's so addictive``: NRL legend Matt Cooper's near-death experience with painkiller addiction - Channel 7 Sunday Night

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E-health and Minimising Script Harms by Megan Haggan - AJP

E-health and Minimising Script Harms by Megan Haggan - AJP

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Heath Ledger's dad is continuing his legacy - The Morning Show Channel 7

Heath Ledger's dad is continuing his legacy - The Morning Show Channel 7

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Codeine rescheduling: finding peer support for GPs by Paul Grinzi - MJA InSight

Codeine rescheduling: finding peer support for GPs by Paul Grinzi - MJA InSight

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Prescription drug-induced deaths kill more than illicit drugs as face of Australian addiction is transformed by Victoria Craw - News.com.au

Prescription drug-induced deaths kill more than illicit drugs as face of Australian addiction is transformed by Victoria Craw - News.com.au

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'Codeine nearly cost me my life': Perth man's fresh hope following addiction - WAtoday.com.au

'Codeine nearly cost me my life': Perth man's fresh hope following addiction - WAtoday.com.au

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Special forum to help deal with medicine misuse - Portland Observer

Special forum to help deal with medicine misuse - Portland Observer

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Prescription monitoring on its way to Victoria by Angela McFetters - Portland Observer

Prescription monitoring on its way to Victoria by Angela McFetters - Portland Observer

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SHPA recommits support for upschedule by Sheshtyn Paola - AJP

SHPA recommits support for upschedule by Sheshtyn Paola - AJP

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Codeine ban: Chief medical officer defends 'significantly beneficial' move by Rashida Yosufzai - SBS News

Codeine ban: Chief medical officer defends 'significantly beneficial' move by Rashida Yosufzai - SBS News

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New social media videos on codeine by AJP Staff - AJP

New social media videos on codeine by AJP Staff - AJP

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Codeine up-scheduling may offer chances for patient education and holistic care by Amanda Lyons - NewsGP

Codeine up-scheduling may offer chances for patient education and holistic care by Amanda Lyons - NewsGP

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Sister’s grief after brother’s death by fatal dose of prescription painkillers by Peter Theodosiou - SBS News

Sister’s grief after brother’s death by fatal dose of prescription painkillers by Peter Theodosiou - SBS News

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Why making oxycodone tamper-proof has barely scratched the surface of Australia's addiction to opioids by Kate Aubusson - Sydney Morning Herald

Why making oxycodone tamper-proof has barely scratched the surface of Australia's addiction to opioids by Kate Aubusson - Sydney Morning Herald

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Heath Ledger's father calls for more awareness in wake of rising drug-induced deaths by Meredith Griffiths and Leonie Thorne - ABC News

Heath Ledger's father calls for more awareness in wake of rising drug-induced deaths by Meredith Griffiths and Leonie Thorne - ABC News

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Surge in drug-linked deaths, suicides decrease in 2016 with Linda Mottram - ABC PM

Surge in drug-linked deaths, suicides decrease in 2016 with Linda Mottram - ABC PM

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One of the many faces of codeine addiction by Amanda Lyons - NewsGP

One of the many faces of codeine addiction by Amanda Lyons - NewsGP

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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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