Morphine listed on PBS for chronic breathlessness in palliative care
By Michael Woodhead
27 Aug 2019
Sustained-release morphine (Kapanol) tablets will be listed on the PBS from 1 September for the management of chronic breathlessness in palliative care settings. The listing will provide subsidised treatment for symptomatic relief of chronic breathlessness in patients with advanced COPD, cardiac failure, malignancy or other causes. The restricted benefit listing on the Palliative Care Schedule ...