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News: 2019

SYDNEY HOSTS GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON OPIOID-TAPERING

Friday 29 November, 2019

"DESCENDING THE ANALGESIC LADDER: the how, when and why of opioid de-prescribing"

The one-day event brings together local and international experts to address the complex challenges of de-prescribing opioid medications for patients with chronic pain.  For information about the forum, who should attend, topics, costs and registrations, click on the link below.

NEW DATA REVEALS THE LONG ROAD AHEAD IN MINIMISING OPIOID RELATED HARM

September 26, 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.  The data also reveals modest improvements: Opioid-induced mortality in 2018 was slightly lower than that recorded in 2017.

“Australia is facing a pain epidemic. With over 3.24 million Australians living with chronic pain, and limited access to options, doctors and consumers continue to rely heavily on prescription opioids to manage what is a multi-faceted, complex condition that needs much more in terms of support and resourcing. Yet sadly Pain as an issue, has been missing from health and public policy discussions, despite the huge toll chronic pain continues to take on millions of Australians every day,” Painaustralia CEO Carol Bennett said.

PAINAUSTRALIA LAUNCHES 'COST OF PAIN' REPORT

Thursday 4th April 2019

In the most comprehensive financial analysis of chronic pain in Australia to date, The cost of pain in Australia report by Deloitte Access Economics reveals the staggering cost of chronic pain on Australian lives and the economy. 

More than three million Australians live with chronic pain which significantly impacts on their ability to work, sleep and maintain relationships.  As a nation the pain price tag is already $139 billion per annum.

Painaustralia's The cost of pain in Australia report and National Strategic Action Plan for pain management table a number of pathways to address this burgeoning issue.

Lesley Brydon AM recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List

26th January 2019

Please join us in congratulating Lesley Brydon, who today was announced as a recipient of the AM Award, Member of the Order of Australia, for "significant service to community health through the implementation of the National Pain Strategy".

Painaustralia: Founding Chief Executive Officer, 2010-2017. Executive Director, National Pain Summit, 2010. Coordinator of the development and launch of the National Pain Strategy, 2009-2010. Member, Clinical Advisory Committee, Medicare Review Pain Management, 2018 Member, Leadership Group in the development of the National Osteoarthritis Strategy, 2018. Collaboration in project with the Australian Preventive Partnership Centre, 2017.   Consultant, Pain Management Research Institute, 2008-2010.  
 

Lesley continues to serve PMRI as a member of our Fund-Raising Committee.

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