Podcast: Keeping the public safe - What pharmacists need to know

In this episode, we discover how the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit (the PRU) and the Pharmacy Council of NSW - are working together to keep the public safe.

How does the PRU and Council manage complaints and investigations into Pharmacists?

And what can pharmacists do if a complaint is made against them?

We hear expert advice from Bruce Battye, Director Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit, and Georgina Woods, Professional Officer for the Pharmacy Council.



SafeScript 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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