RACGP urges TGA to resist pressure from ‘big business’ over codeine

RACGP chief Dr Frank Jones is urging the drug regulator to resist pressure from “big business” and plough ahead with its proposal to make codeine-containing medicines prescription-only.

The rescheduling proposal, which would affect many popular OTC cough and cold treatments, has been fervently opposed by groups such as the Pharmacy Guild and the Australian Self-Medication Industry.

In a letter to the TGA’s Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling, made public yesterday, Dr Jones (pictured) urges the group to resist