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Vic to track high-risk drug prescriptions

Victoria is about to launch a long-promised real-time prescription monitoring system to cover all restricted drugs, with a trial to begin next month in the state’s west.

The SafeScript system will be trialled by doctors, pharmacists and nurse practitioners in the Western Victoria Primary Health Network, before being rolled out across the state early next year.

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SafeScript is set to roll out in one Victorian PHN area, ahead of its state-wide expansion next year.

And president of the Pharmacy Guild Victorian branch Anthony Tassone has compared the system to the implementation of road safety measures.

Australia’s first comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system being rolled out by the Victorian Government will come online in October 2018.

Victorian Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined clinicians at a pharmacy in Yarraville to announce SafeScript would begin in the Western Victoria Primary Health Network catchment in October 2018 – before rolling out across the state early in 2019.