Cancer care

Opioid restrictions won’t curb use for cancer pain

Pharmaceutical opioids will be restricted  to smaller pack sizes from next year as part of a TGA initiative to reduce overdose harms. Products such as fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, tramadol as well as codeine, hydromorphone, tapentadol, buprenorphine and methadone will be affected by a raft of changes recommended  by TGA’s Opioid Regulatory Advisory Group (ORAG). The ...

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