Di-Gesic ban delayed again

Doctors can continue to prescribe the painkillers Di-Gesic and Doloxene until at least February, as the legal stoush continues over a proposed ban.

A final hearing in the long-running dispute will be held by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on 27 and 28 February 2013, the Therapeutic Goods Administration said Thursday.

The TGA first announced a ban on the dextropropoxyphene-containing painkillers Capadex, Di-Gesic, Doloxene and