The issue of pharmaceutical misuse has been identified across Australia as an emerging problem of significant concern. In response a National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Strategy (NPDMS) is being developed by a consortium led by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University. It is being developed at the request of the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (MCDS) and is being funded through the MCDS Cost Shared Funding Model. The project is being overseen by the Victorian Department of Health.
The Strategy will cover both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Priority will be given to the drugs that cause the most harm.
Closing date for Submissions: Friday 27 May 2011
NCETA would like to invite interested parties to submit their views on the issue of pharmaceutical drug misuse.
DANA will be making a submission and would like to invite contributions from DANA members.
A Discussion Paper has been developed to provide background contextual information and to inform and guide the national consultation process. A copy of the background Discussion Paper, and a detailed literature review, are downloadable from this link.
Should you wish to participate in this submission please use the “speak your mind” option below to leave your comment or alternatively email comments by May 1st 2011 to [email protected]