Antipsychotic script doubt

In a statement published last week, the Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee (DUSC) said antipsychotics were possibly being used for non-PBS subsidised indications and inappropriately in younger populations.

The statement, issued following its June meeting, noted high levels of antipsychotic prescribing in adults aged 20—59, which may indicate use for unsubsidised and off-label indications, such as sedation.

“This is most evident with the high number of prescriptions