14 Jul 2017

Federal gov't is sitting on its hands. Australia does not have a national prescription drug monitoring system. Why not!

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Victoria leads the way on real-time monitoring

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.

It's too late for Heather'


When Heather Fotiades died, 26 years after a car accident that left her needing multiple surgeries, more than 50 boxes of prescription medication were found in her bedroom. Now, her father wants action to combat the opioid curse.
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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