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High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Aug 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.

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Medication Safety Watch – Issue 17, April 2016

PUBLICATION: 12 Apr 2016, Medication Safety

Issue 17 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

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Medication Safety Watch – Issue 16, January 2016

PUBLICATION: 26 Jan 2016, Medication Safety

Issue 16 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Mr Minogue's patient story

PUBLICATION: 18 Dec 2015, Medication

This is the patient story of Mr Minogue. He was admitted to hospital after a fractured hip and suffered from constipation after being prescribed opioids.