Targeted codeine measures should have been tried first

non-dispensing pharmacists: pharmacist sitting behind desk with pen and small pile of meds
ASMI has expressed disappointment that more targeted measures for codeine-containing medicines currently available OTC were not tried before the TGA decided to upschedule the preparations. The decision comes despite the "promising" MedsASSIST codeine monitoring program, which was taken up by over 68% of pharmacists across the nation and recorded more than 4 million requests for

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