Combatting Increase in Mortality Related to Opioid Class Analgesics

December 10, 2015

In Australia, like many other countries, there is growing concern about the rapid increase in the incidence of death related to codeine-containing analgesics accessed over the counter through community pharmacies. TGA has proposed moving all codeine-containing formulations from over the counter to prescription only schedules, which has raised its own controversial issues.

In Australia, like many other countries, there is growing concern about the rapid increase in the incidence of death related to codeine-containing analgesics accessed over the counter through community pharmacies. TGA has proposed moving all codeine-containing formulations from over the counter to prescription only schedules, which has raised its own controversial issues.

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