Doctor-shopper's death throws spotlight on prescribing monitor

STATE and territory governments are under increasing pressure to implement real-time monitoring of prescription services following the death of a Sydney mother who visited six GPs within 10 days before fatally overdosing on prescription drugs.

NSW deputy coroner Carmel Forbes made no recommendations when she handed down her finding into the death of Christine Drinnan from what Ms Forbes said was “multidrug toxicity” by “misadventure”.

But Ms Forbes had already called for a real-time prescription monitoring service following inquests last year into the