A leading rheumatologist is predicting a ‘bumpy ride’ as over-the-counter codeine products come off the pharmacy shelves. In a move welcomed by doctors’ groups – and opposed by the pharmacy industry – on 1 February combination codeine analgesics such as Nurofen Plus will become available by prescription only under TGA scheduling changes. The decision is ...
Bumpy road ahead for arthritis patients as OTC codeine ban begins
By Tessa Hoffman
25 Jan 2018