Health topic quickview: Drugs

A collection of Drugs-related information in the Health website.

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A quickview of health information

National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC)

18 October 2016

The National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC) is a paper-based medication chart developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) for use in residential aged care facilities.

PBS Hospital Medication Chart

20 July 2016

The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) Hospital Medication Chart (HMC) is a paper-based medication chart developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) for use by Australian public and private hospitals. The PBS HMC provides an alternative option for the prescribing, dispensing, and claiming of PBS and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) medicines in the hospital setting.

Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD)

23 February 2016

The Australian National Advisory Concil on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD) was established in December 2014 as the principal expert advisory body to the Australian Government on issues relating to alcohol and drugs.

Tobacco control

31 August 2015

Policy and programs to improve the health of all Australians by eliminating or reducing their exposure to tobacco in all its forms.

National Drug Strategy

18 August 2010

Australia's National Drug Strategy 2004-2009 provides a national framework to improve health, social and economic outcomes by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of drugs in Australian society.

Publications

01 Dec 2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

04 Jun 2014

National Medicines Policy Document

04 Jan 2013

Review of methadone treatment in Australia

14 Nov 2012

Alcohol resources - National Binge Drinking Strategy (Drinking Nightmare)

13 Sep 2011

Use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among Indigenous students participating in the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey 2008

09 Mar 2011

Treatment service users (TSU) project: phase two

21 Dec 2010

National needle and syringe programs strategic framework 2010-2014

09 Feb 2010

The Impact of the PBS Reform - Report to the Parliament

07 Oct 2009

Return on investment 2: evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009

29 Aug 2009

Comorbidity treatment service model evaluation

04 Jun 2009

Home Medicines Review Program Qualitative Research Project Final Report

15 Sep 2008

National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy Background Paper: Monograph Series No. 69

15 Sep 2008

National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011

16 Jul 2008

Consensus Guidelines for Australian Clinicians for the usage of anti-coagulants during heparin-based product shortages

17 Jun 2008

When girls and women sniff

17 Jun 2008

When boys and men sniff

01 Jun 2008

A Review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – a report for the COAG Multilateral Group on Needle and Syringe Programs

01 Feb 2008

Patterns of use and harms associated with specific populations of methamphetamine users in Australia - exploratory research

04 Jan 2008

Volatile substance misuse: a review of interventions: monograph series no. 65

10 May 2006

Sniffing and the brain

15 Oct 2005

Needle and syringe programs: a review of the evidence

15 Oct 2005

Needle and syringe programs: your questions answered

14 Jun 2005

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: legislation and literature review

14 Jun 2005

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: recommendations

14 Jun 2005

Evaluation of national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities

01 Dec 2004

The Medical consequences of smoking "chop-chop" tobacco

01 Jun 2004

The Prevention of Substance Use, Risk and Harm in Australia - a review of the evidence

27 Apr 2004

Models of intervention and care for psychostimulant users, 2nd edition - monograph series no. 51

01 Nov 2003

A Brief cognitive behavioural intervention for regular amphetamine users: a treatment guide

01 Aug 2003

Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

01 Aug 2003

Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence: abbreviated version

01 Jan 2003

Comorbid mental disorders and substance use disorders: epidemiology, prevention and treatment

16 Oct 2002

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: summary report

15 Oct 2002

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: report

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