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The National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas ahead of the codeine upschedule The resources are aimed at ensuring people living …

NPS MedicineWise has highlighted the five most common questions about the codeine upschedule – and released resources for non-English speaking patients Ahead of the impending upschedule to prescription only of …

Australia is in a “peculiar” situation where public sentiment opposes policy when it comes to codeine, says NSW Guild president David Heffernan In the NSW Guild eBulletin Mr Heffernan writes …

Only half of pharmacists believe they are adequately prepared to deal with a patient who is abusing OTC codeine, new figures show Among the data released by this week’s UTS …

Doctors have taken to mainstream media to claim that codeine addicts are stockpiling – and pharmacists are letting them Pharmacy leaders have described as a “beat-up” the suggestion that pharmacists …

The TGA has released new guidelines to help pharmacy assistants during the codeine upschedule transition It has highlighted the fact that because of legal restrictions around advertising Pharmacist Only Medicines …

Johnson & Johnson Pacific has confirmed that it will discontinue its codeine-containing Codral formulation The current formulation containing low-dose codeine is being phased out, a spokesperson for the company told …

Despite Guild reportedly “backing down” from lobbying over codeine upschedule, health groups are still concerned as ministers set to meet today With health ministers across the country to meet on …

Rural doctors have weighed in on the codeine debate, saying they strongly support the TGA’s decision to upschedule The Rural Doctors Association of Australia makes a point of calling for …

A high-profile GP has accused the Guild of being a “disruptive factor in healthcare” over the codeine debate RACGP Queensland chair Dr Edwin Kruys has written on his Doctor’s Bag …

State and Territory Health Ministers have answered a call to address the codeine upschedule In a move commended by the Pharmacy Guild, all State and Territory Health Ministers – bar …

Pharmacists share their top concerns about the upcoming schedule change in an AJP poll Readers were asked what they were most worried about once codeine-containing analgesics go prescription-only in February …