April 8, 2011


There has been increasing concern about the misuse of prescription drugs throughout the community.   From over the counter codeine preparations, to opiate based pain killers, there is evidence of increasing use and harm from this class of drugs.   In response to this, the now defunct Ministerial Council of Drug Strategy initiated the development of a national policy specific to prescription drug misuse.   The policy is being developed by a consortium led by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).   The closing date for submissions is Friday may 27th, 2011.

Find out more about the National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Strategy