Balancing the budget

Innovative workforce solutions and funding for a national real-time medicine monitoring and recording system top the PSA’s wish list in its 2016/17 Budget Submission. 

A national recording system is an urgent requirement given the significant increase in death and harm resulting from the inappropriate use of both prescription and OTC medicines, PSA believes.  

The planned Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs (ERRCD) scheme - intended to capture Schedule 8 medicines - should be expanded to include all drugs of dependence, including OTC codeine-containing