Real-time monitoring vital: Avant

That’s according to medical indemnifier Avant, which has called for better GP education, harmonisation of confusing state and territory legislation, and the establishment of a national real-time prescription monitoring service in a position paper released today. 

Prescription drugs caused 82.8% of Victorian drug-related deaths in 2013, with opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines the most frequent culprits. 

Senior medical adviser at Avant, Dr Walid Jammal, said