Free-of-charge naloxone would save lives
New research from the Monash Addiction Research Centre and Burnet Institute demonstrates that making the opioid overdose antidote naloxone easily accessible and available free-of-charge to people who are prescribed opioids in Australia would be
Research shines a light on patients’ experiences of a new treatment for opioid dependence
A recent study led by Turning Point at Monash University and The University of Sydney, has found that a new treatment for opioid dependence, long-acting injectable buprenorphine, may have a range of benefits for patients and be
Study shows prescription drug monitoring programs influence clinical decision-making impacting patient outcomes
A recent study by Monash University researchers has found that prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) can impact healthcare providers’ clinical decisions, resulting in both positive and negatives outcomes for patients.
$5 million in funding awarded to expert multidisciplinary team to develop new treatments for alcohol use disorder
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Monash University, Turning Point, the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the Florey Institute have been awarded a $5 million NHMRC Synergy Grant over five years to investigate
Supporting veterans in their transition from the defence force to civilian life
Veterans’ health and wellbeing remains an important national health issue in Australia. In April this year, the Federal Government announced a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
Injecting hope: A game-changing treatment in the opioid-dependence fight
Launched in Melbourne in 2001, International Overdose Awareness Day – which was marked on 31 August – is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose.
Telehealth: the future of healthcare at a distance
Through technology, healthcare is embarking on new ways to deliver services to meet the future needs of consumers. While not a completely new concept, telehealth is one area that is being embraced, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to our 2021 Faculty 3MT Winners!
Held in June 2021, students were required to present their entire PhD thesis to a general audience in just 3 minutes! Judging focused on the presentation, ability to communicate research to a non-specialist audience, and 3MT PowerPoint slide.
Study shows COVID-19 restrictions leads to increased alcohol-related harms
New research examining ambulance attendances for alcohol-related harms during COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria has found that attendances to homes increased by 9 percent in 2020, with those from more socioeconomic advantaged areas showing the