Warning on drug restrictions causing bad behaviour

The DORA software, which gives doctors real-time access to patient dispensing histories, was made available to the states last month.

This initiative to reduce inappropriate prescribing has received wide – albeit tentative – support from the medical community, but there are concerns the increased restrictions could lead to more people using illegal or heavy-handed means to obtain drugs.

“It’s a risk, yes,” said Roger Nicholas, from the National Centre for Education and Training