Mandatory real-time prescription monitoring passes through Parliament
Victorian pharmacists will be the first to be legally required to record dispensing of schedule 8 and other high-risk medicines.
A mandatory real-time prescription monitoring system, called SafeScript, will roll out late next year after the Victorian Parliament passed the required laws on Thursday.
The system will monitor schedule 8 medicines and other high-risk medicines including all benzodiazepines.
The Victorian Government has previously said the system would also monitor codeine-containing anlagesics, which are set to be upscheduled next February.