Codeine changes

From 1 February 2018, all medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without prescription in pharmacies. Codeine is a commonly used medicine to help manage mild to moderate pain that is sometimes subject to misuse and dependence. There is a plethora of information and support available for health professionals and consumers with regard to these changes. Please see below for information that may be relevant to your practice. 

Events

Webinar: Thursday 12 April, 7.30pm
Title:
Codeine rescheduling - What are my options since codeine was rescheduled?
Organiser: Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine
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Support

Geelong Otway
Pene Wood, Clinical Advisor, p: 5222 0809
Dr Mark Davies, GP Project Officer, p: 5222 0875
Hannah Buttigieg, Clinical Advisor, p: 5222 0800

Great South Coast
Amy Collins, Clinical Nurse Specialist, p: 5564 5888
Raj Samrai, Clinical Advisor, p: 5564 5888

Ballarat Goldfields and Wimmera Grampians
Jacqueline Keevins, Manager ORTicare, p: 5338 0511