Another state flags compulsory script-tracking software
Another state has revealed plans to tackle doctor-shopping — including fines for GPs who do not check real-time script-tracking software before prescribing dangerous drugs.
Following in the footsteps of Tasmania and Victoria, the Queensland Government introduced draft legislation on Tuesday to lay the foundations of the state’s script-tracking system.
The legislation says the system will be mandatory, with doctors and pharmacists required to check a patient’s history or face fines of up to $2600.
However, exemptions will be