Codeine mishaps continued to increase with S2 to S3 change

Soaring misuse of codeine combination analgesics is being reflected in calls to Australia’s largest poisons help centre, researchers say.

Although a TGA decision on whether to make codeine products prescription-only won’t happen until after June, a study illustrates the switch in May 2010 from schedule 2 to schedule 3 made no dent in the rising rate of mishaps related to OTC