rheumatology
Medical politics

Rheumatologists back controversial plan to curtail GP prescribing of opioids


Rheumatologists have backed a contentious plan that would see GPs only able to prescribe strong opioids for non-cancer pain under the oversight of a specialist. The idea to restrict prescribing of Schedule 8 (S8) opioids to specialists or authority-prescribing only is touted in a TGA consultation paper on options for a regulatory response to the ...

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