Methadone dispensing at risk as PBS change causes financial havoc

Jason Mulhall says his pharmacy could be left $40,000 out of pocket.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Jason Mulhall.

The RACGP has heralded new PBS listings for opioid dependence treatment as a victory for patients, but GPs and pharmacists say they are primed to backfire.

Taree GP Dr Simon Holliday says the ban on general practices providing buprenorphine directly will risk patients falling through the cracks.