The pharmacy owners’ industry body is calling for people in acute pain to be exempted from tough new rules for obtaining codeine-containing medicines. The TGA will move over-the-counter (OTC) codeine medicines to prescription-only (s4) from February 2018, in a bid to curb misuse. The Pharmacy Guild – which represents community pharmacy owners – opposes the ...
Pharmacy owners want a codeine compromise
By Tessa Hoffman
9 Aug 2017