Restrict GP benzo scripts: specialists

GPs should be barred from prescribing more than three weeks' worth of benzodiazepines without authorisation from a specialist, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians says.

The claim comes in its submission to a controversial Therapeutic Goods Administration meeting, to be held on Wednesday, to discuss whether benzodiazepines should be made Schedule 8 drugs.

The college, while supporting rescheduling alprazolam, believes this does not go far