rheumatology
Medicines

Bumpy road ahead for arthritis patients as OTC codeine ban begins

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 ...

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