CHANGES TO OVER-THE-COUNTER CODEINE FROM 1ST OF FEBRUARY 2018

January 19, 2018

CHANGES TO OVER-THE-COUNTER CODEINE FROM 1ST OF FEBRUARY 2018

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced that from 1 February 2018, all medicines containing codeine will require a prescription due to the up-scheduling of codeine. NPS Medicinewise has published information and resources for health professionals as well as consumer/ patient fact sheets on the new rules for medicines containing codeine written in English and plus a range of community languages. There is also information for clients regarding access to codeine for Australians in rural and remote areas.

 

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