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The story today that suggests GPs may not be able to prescribe high dose opioids under a review being done by the TGA is totally incorrect
27 January 2018
The medicines’ regulator is not proposing and will not be stopping GPs from prescribing high dose opioids. As part of the discussion paper the TGA has issued on the use and misuse of opioids, there is an option about the level of training for potentially dangerous drugs which is being discussed in consultation with the AMA, the RACGP and other appropriate bodies.