Doctor shopper scheme praised

A new opioid script-tracking website is making it easier for GPs to identify patients who genuinely need emergency painkillers, according to early trials of the system.

In a new push to tackle doctor-shoppers, the Federal Government recently committed to expanding the technology from Tasmania to the rest of Australia from July this year.

By logging on to the website, Dr Bastian Seidel, a GP in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, can see every patient in Tasmania who has been dispensed a Schedule 8 drug, as well as when