Crush doc shopping by restricting benzos

Among a range of hard-line measures, Carmel Forbes also recommended that general practitioners should not, other than in exceptional circumstances, prescribe long-term antidepressant and antipsychotic medication to a patient without first seeking advice or input from a psychiatrist. She also called on the RACGP to implement greater education and policy measures to guide GPs on the appropriate prescribing of addictive substances.

But RACGP president Dr Liz Marles told MO the college is already working on a good