Pharmacy pain management trial dubbed a 'slap in the face for GPs'

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trial in which pharmacists will manage patients with chronic pain has been dubbed a “slap in the face for GPs” by the AMA.

The Pain Meds Check trial has received $20 million in Federal Government funding and will involve pharmacists reviewing medication regimens and writing “action plans” for patients who have dealt with chronic pain for at least three months and have shown signs of either self-management problems or drug-dependency.

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