Painaustralia eNews and Media Releases
Issue 92 now available
23 October 2019
Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has today launched Painaustralia’s National Pain Services Directory at Parliament House. Over 200 specialist pain services are mapped across Australia in the Directory, enabling better access to best practice pain management for millions of Australians fighting what it often an invisible condition – pain.
26 September 2019
Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Australia’s leading causes of death 2018 reveals that opioids accounted for just over 3 deaths per day in 2018. The majority of these opioid-induced fatalities were unintentional overdoses in middle aged males involving the use of pharmaceutical opioids, often in the presence of other substances.