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overprescribing


A community pharmacist shared concerns to regulators about the high number of oxycodone scripts from a dentist, leading them to uncover prescribing practices that “horrified” an expert witness A dentist …

A wish to ease his patients’ distress was a key factor in a doctor’s overprescribing, a Tribunal has heard In November 2017, the Medical Board of Australia referred Dr Christopher …

More medication reviews and education on psychotropic medicines are needed for those entering aged care, with pharmacists ‘best placed’ to provide this, say leading researchers Dispensing of psychotropic medicines to …

The top 1% of prescribers accounted for 49% of all opioid doses and 27% of all opioid prescriptions, US study finds A retrospective, observational study has examined the distribution and patterns …

The Department of Health is considering restrictions on doctor prescribing of antibiotic repeats The Federal health department has undertaken a review of listings for the top five antibiotics prescribed with …

The pharmacist had reported the doctor to health authorities for overprescribing codeine and benzodiazepines to local patients An Adelaide GP is standing trial accused of ambushing a pharmacist and attempting …

A GP has been suspended for continually overprescribing addictive drugs, despite concerned colleagues repeatedly telling him to stop A Victorian general practitioner has been reprimanded and temporarily suspended following serious …

How many people fall into addiction after getting a script from their doctor, and what role does the ED play? University of Sydney pharmacist researcher Dr Jonathan Penm recently conducted …

A Victorian medical practitioner, who was suspended in the US after several pharmacists raised concerns, has had suspension of his Australian licence confirmed Dr Mahmood Ahmad, a doctor and anaesthetist …

Chemist Warehouse dominated the most-read stories on AJP for the past month… CWH announces seven new Supercare pharmacies Calls for CWH to be fined $2 million What is Chemist Warehouse …

Australian health and consumer groups have banded together to release a statement calling for an end to overdiagnosis and overtreatment A group of clinicians, consumers and policy makers have released …

A NSW GP has been struck off for overprescribing drugs of addiction to patients, including known doctor shoppers Dr David George West, 75, has had his registration cancelled following proceedings …