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Real-time prescription monitoring welcomed

The announcement by Queensland Health of its commitment to introduce a real-time prescription monitoring system has been welcomed by the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland branch. Guild Queensland Branch President Professor Trent Twomey said such a system would combat ‘doctor shopping’ and reduce preventable deaths across the state. “Providing immediate access to …

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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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New legislation for real-time prescription monitoring in Victoria

Real-time prescription monitoring system will roll out across Victoria in 2018, with new laws passing the state’s parliament yesterday (October 19). The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017 establishes the real-time prescription-monitoring system, to be known as SafeScript. With this legislation milestone, Victoria will become …

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