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SafeScript rolls out across Victoria

SafeScript is now online across the state of Victoria after its successful introduction in Western Victoria last October. Described as “Australia’s most comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system”, it gives doctors, nurses and pharmacists access to up-to-the-minute information on the prescription history of their patients for high-risk medicines. Minister for Health …

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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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Victoria combats drug misuse with SafeScript program

The PSA says it welcomes the launch of Victoria’s real-time prescription monitoring  program, SafeScript, aimed at tackling rising prescription-drug-related deaths. SafeScript will automatically transmit pharmacies’ prescription records for high-risk medicines to a centralised database. It will use these records to send notifications to prescribers and pharmacists when they need to …

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Real-time monitoring: its time is now

Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch President David Heffernan says the national objective must be to end prescription-drug deaths, with a concerted national approach vital. “It’s time for all governments in Australia to take action to address the rise in prescription-drug abuse and deaths – and the only way to …

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