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TGA discussion paper: prescription opioids

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.

New guide on resilience in children

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.