Podcast: The dangers of high-risk medications

In this episode, we take a closer look at the dangers involved with high-risk medications such as Fentanyl.

And what can pharmacists do when dispensing drugs like Fentanyl?

Our expert panel features Bruce Battye, Director of the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit, along with Georgina Woods and Shweta Kumar, both Professional Officers for the Pharmacy Council of NSW.


NSW Pain Management Network - Opioid recommendations in General Practice 

NSW Health Pharmacists Home page   

NSW Health - Lost, stolen or forged prescriptions link  

Misuse of fentanyl patches  


Pharmacy Council News  

Forged prescriptions – May 2022 


Shopping for fentanyl article – December 2021 


Scams to obtain S8s via phone orders – January 2019 


NPS Links 

High-risk prescription opioid use:10 things you need to know 

Podcast 36: Approaching difficult conversations with patients about

opioid use  

Opioids and antidepressants: which combinations to avoid     

NSW Legislation  

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 - NSW Legislation

Health Practitioner Regulation (New South Wales) Regulation 2016 - NSW Legislation


Practice Alerts Archives - PDL - Pharmaceutical Defence Limited

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