Concern over quetiapine prescribing

Claims GPs are increasingly prescribing off-label quetiapine for anxiety and insomnia have been questioned by a GP expert. 

Dr Hester Wilson, a Sydney GP and benzodiazepine researcher, criticised an opinion piece in Australian Prescriber last week that suggested GPs were largely to blame for the 200-fold rise in off-label scripts for the antipsychotic over the past decade. 

The article was written by Dr Jonathan Brett (pictured), a staff specialist in clinical pharmacology and addiction medicine at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He said