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. 


Webinar: Thursday 15 February, 8pm
Codeine Rescheduling in Rural and Remote Communities - your questions answered
Organiser: Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine

Geelong: Thursday 15 February, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
 Managing Codeine Dependence in Primary Care
Speaker: Dr Mark Davies - Opioid Management Team
Venue: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Bayside City Plaza, 24-36 Fairy Street, Warrnambool

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Geelong Otway
Pene Wood, Clinical Advisor or p: 5222 0809.
Dr Mark Davies, GP Project Officer, p: 5222 0875.

Great South Coast
Amy Collins, Clinical Nurse Specialist, p: 5564 5888.

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