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SafeScript already saving lives

SafeScript is already saving lives and keeping patients with prescription medication addictions safe from harm. In its first two months, SafeScript has alerted doctors and pharmacists in western Victoria to almost 3,300 patients at risk of harm or overdose from visiting multiple clinics or pharmacies. Deaths caused by prescription medicine …

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Government support for codeine transition

The industry has welcomed the federal government’s funding support for pharmacists through the transition of up-scheduling pain-relief medicines containing codeine from February 2018. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed to the Pharmacy Guild and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australiathat the government will provide funding for training of pharmacists and …

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