Doctors referred to medical board over prescription-shopper death

Real-time script-tracking scheme must be mandatory: coroner

A coroner says all doctors should be forced to use the planned national real-time prescription monitoring scheme before prescribing S8 drugs, following the death of a patient that has seen a GP and an after-hours doctor referred to the Medical Council of NSW.

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Alissa Campbell, 26, saw 13 different doctors in the six months before she died in July 2015 from codeine and doxepin toxicity.

Her two long-term GPs, Dr Bing Foo and Dr Aishah Moore, were commended at the NSW inquest for their care of a complex patient, whose history included sciatic nerve problems,