End-of-life care

Palliative medicine weighs in on opioid prescribing debate

Palliative medicine clinicians are warning against a regulatory move to curtail GPs’ powers to prescribe opioids. The controversial idea to limit prescribing of Schedule 8 opioids to specialist/authority prescribing or to “certain classes of medical practitioners” was put forward in a TGA consultation paper released in January on options for a regulatory response to the ...

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