Clampdown on GP risperidone prescribing on the way

Only 10% of scripts justified, chief medical officer tells Royal Commission into aged care
Professor Brendan Murphy
Professor Brendan Murphy.

Australia’s chief medical officer is set to clamp down on GPs who overprescribe antipsychotics in nursing homes, estimating that only 10% of scripts are justified.

Giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Professor Brendan Murphy also revealed that GP education was being planned that made it clear doctors risked allegations of “unprofessional practice” for non-evidence-based scripts.