Confusion reigns over opioid changes

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Rushed and confusing changes to opioid prescribing could put people’s health and lives at risk, experts say.

Subject

Opioid prescribing

Pain management

Quality use of medicines

TGA

Period15 Jun 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleConfusion reigns over opioid changes
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMedical Republic
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/06/20
    DescriptionRushed and confusing changes to opioid prescribing could put people’s health and lives at risk, experts say.

    The new restrictions on immediate- and slow-release opioids came into effect on June 1, but many GPs were caught unaware, only discovering things had changed when trying to prescribe the drugs in their clinical practice
    Producer/AuthorRuby Prosser Scully
    PersonsMark Morgan