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 ...
Palliative care group opposes opioid prescribing curbs
By Tessa Hoffman
19 Jun 2018