Forum: Painkillers with codeine to require scripts from 2018


“Painkillers containing codeine will be available only with a script from 2018, after experts deemed the risk of addiction and overdose too serious to allow pharmacists to sell the drugs without the involvement of a doctor.”

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3 Comments

  1. Leah Rosevear
    21/12/2016

    Good move

  2. PharmOwner
    21/12/2016

    So now people misusing codeine products will have to doctor shop as well as pharmacy shop. What we really need, if privacy laws can be worked around, is a real time patient medication supply history that health professionals – not just pharmacists – can access

  3. Felicity Stewart
    30/12/2016

    Don’t like it? Then fight it or this poor decision will get through, sorry TGA but this isn’t only your decision, it’s ours as the adult citizens of Australia. https://www.change.org/p/malcolm-turnbull-keep-low-dose-codeine-medication-available-over-the-counter?recruiter=37029663&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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