A discussion paper on the use and misuse of prescription strong opioids and whether there is a need for specific regulatory responses has been issued by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Through a public consultation process, which closes on 2 March 2018, the TGA is seeking feedback on a range of options, including consideration of pack sizes, a review of indications for strong opioids and a review of label warnings and CMI revisions. Read more on the TGA website.
To coincide with the start of the new school year, beyondblue has launched a free guide for professionals and web-based tips for parents to help children build resilience. Aimed at children from birth to primary school years, the Building Resilience in Children Aged 0-12 guide provides phrases and scenarios that can be applied to help build resilience. It can be downloaded from beyondblue.org.au. The web-based tips for parents are available here.