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Money before health

S4 codeine means more patients for GPs to see = more money = good business sense. The guild could easily say that RACGP would want these upscheduled because it means more business for GPs. This argument is silly as pharmacy and GP clinics are both businesses that need to make money to stay open and thrive.

How would making codeine containing products S4 reduce harm as patients can easily Dr shop if they are currently pharmacy shopping? Assuming it will become a private and non-PBS subsidized medication, it's still going to be hard to keep track off isn&