Combatting Increase in Mortality Related to Opioid Class Analgesics

December 10, 2015
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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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