Framework on pharmaceutical drug misuse

April 2014

The National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Framework for Action, developed by an NCETA-led consortium, has now been released by the Australian Government Department of Health. The framework focusses on opioids and benzodiazepines and contains nine Priority Areas for Action. The Framework aims to reduce the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs and associated harms and enhance the quality use of these drugs without stigmatisation or limiting their accessibility for therapeutic use. Copies of the Framework are available from the NCETA website.