Opioid deaths: Is SafeScript a waste of GPs’ time?

Professor Suzanne Nielsen says coronial findings about SafeScript are unsurprising.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Professor Suzanne Nielsen

SafeScript, the computer system meant to alert GPs to doctor-shopping patients, was described last month as “either not working as intended, or not being used”. 

Victorian Coroner Audrey Jamieson reached this conclusion after investigating the death of Bradley Liefvoort, who fatally overdosed on tapentadol and oxycodone after receiving almost 3000 tablets over six months.