Safe and appropriate use of paracetamol: closing the consumer knowledge gap
Paracetamol is commonly used, but misuse and overdoses do occur. Patient education on the safe use of paracetamol is crucial in preventing accidental overdose.
Is paracetamol effective for low back pain?
An Australian study has found that paracetamol is not effective for acute low back pain. What does the trial tell us, and what is the best way to manage acute low back pain?
After over-the-counter codeine: opportunities for better care
With low-dose codeine becoming prescription-only from 1 February 2018, health professionals and communities are preparing for the change.
Find out more about how health professionals and communities are managing this transition.
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Opioids, chronic pain and the bigger picture
Opioid medicines in chronic non-cancer pain – balancing opioid-related harm with effective pain management and quality of life.
Accurate diagnosis is key to optimal management of this challenging condition.
Low back pain
Providing reassurance, encouraging activity and reducing reliance on imaging.
Opioids: New and amended PBS listings
Changes made to support the appropriate prescribing and use of opioids, and reduce harms.
Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know
Information and resources about medicinal cannabis for consumers and health professionals.
Choosing Wisely Australia
Choosing Wisely recommendations for opioids across different healthcare settings.