Real-time script monitoring legislation passes in another state

The system needs to be simple and easy to use, cautions Queensland GP Dr Richard Kidd

Thousands more GPs will be able to access real-time prescribing data from next year to help deal with doctor-shoppers.

Dr Richard Kidd
Dr Richard Kidd.

This week, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation to track both the prescribing and dispensing of opioids, benzodiazepines and products that combine codeine with other medicines, which have all been linked with drug dependence.

Details on how the system