Script for 240 Panadeine Extra makes mockery of codeine upscheduling
Several pharmacists have reported receiving scripts for excessive amounts of codeine ahead of the upscheduling deadline.
In one case a patient presented with a script for 240 Panadeine Extra — an initial 80 tablets and two repeats.
It was forwarded to Jarrod McMaugh, from Capital Chemist Coburg North, by a NSW pharmacist.
It’s just one of six inappropriate prescriptions other pharmacists had sent him on Wednesday.