14 Jul 2017
Federal gov't is sitting on its hands. Australia does not have a national prescription drug monitoring system. Why not!
Australia does not have a national prescription drug monitoring system, why this has not been addressed by federal governments before is beyond me. It would allow doctors and pharmacies to access patient records in real time.
However, Victoria has committed almost $30 million to the establishment and implementation of such a system.
The Feds should have taken action before, doctors have been asking for action for years. All it takes is the linking of existing systems.
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