Poisoning and drug overdose

Poisoning and drug overdose

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The poisoning and drug overdose subcategory is also known as drug misuse and drug overdoses.

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For health professionals (Health professional publication)
14 Oct 2015 Codeine-related deaths more than doubled from 2000 to 2009, according to a new Australian study. This is a serious issue for prescribers and pharmacists.
(Consumer publication)
15 Jan 2014 All medicines are potentially harmful to children, including over-the-counter and complementary medicines, such as herbs and vitamins. Child-resistant packaging only makes it harder for most children to open a medicine. Keeping medicines out of reach and sight of children and knowing how to give medicines correctly to children are also essential to prevent accidental poisoning.
(Condition)
20 Nov 2012 Find out about serotonin syndrome and how to avoid it when taking antidepressants.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
27 Apr 2012 Reviews the diagnosis and treatment of depression. Non-drug treatments are first-line in mild-moderate cases, but also important for more severe cases
(Media release)
22 Mar 2011 Parents and carers are being urged to weigh their children today, as part of a new campaign to help people be medicinewise when it comes to kids' medicines
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Dec 2008 Information about use of once-daily tramadol extended-release (Durotram XR) for pain
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Aug 2008 On 1 April 2008 a smaller pack size of methotrexate tablets was PBS listed to reduce the chance of accidental overdose.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Aug 2007 Prescribers are reminded that benzhexol hydrochloride, an anticholinergic used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal disorders, is a potential drug of abuse and that overdoses can be fatal.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Dec 2005 Reviews use of buprenorphine skin patches for chronic severe non-cancer pain, including adverse effects, contraindications, and treatment of overdose.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Nov 2005 Information on the diagnosis of depression along with advice on assessing suicide risk, the role of non-drug therapy, and the use of antidepressants.

Subcategories and conditions of poisoning and drug overdose