Doctors welcome Vic prescription drugs plan
THE Victorian government has committed $30 million to a real-time prescription monitoring system in an attempt to crack down on doctor and prescription shopping.
The centralised system will allow doctors and pharmacists to do on-the-spot checks before prescribing or dispensing medicines that have a high risk of misuse, such as morphine and oxycodone.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy says it is a “life-saving initiative” that will help identify drug seekers before their addiction escalates.
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