PPP026 - Controversies about codeine with Dr Jacinta Johnson
Jane and Dan chat to Dr Jacinta Johnson, Specialist Pharmacist, Clinical Educator and Lecturer in Pharmacy at the University of South Australia.
We talk to Jacinta about:
- The risks from codeine and the reasons behind the decision to reschedule it to a prescription-only medicine.
- Whether or not there is a role for codeine as an analgesic.
- Alternative non-prescription analgesic options
ScriptWise: Let's Get Candid About Codeine community and pharmacist toolkits
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