Victorian real-time monitoring commitment
The Victorian government has committed to introduce real-time prescription monitoring if it is re-elected at the upcoming state election.
The promise follows a call by state coroner Ian Gray for urgent action after real-time prescription monitoring recommended eight inquest findings since February 2012.
Health Minister David Davis says the government will invest $7 million over five years to institute real-time monitoring.
The move has been welcomed by Victorian pharmacists.
Anthony Tassone (pictured), president of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia