Presentations: Codeine up-scheduling workshop, Brisbane, 13 December 2017

21 December 2017

The TGA held a series of workshops on the up-scheduling of codeine in November 2017. Below are the presentations from the Brisbane workshop.

For further information about changes to medicines containing codeine, see the Codeine information hub.

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These presentation papers are provided on the TGA's website solely for the purpose of indicating or suggesting what TGA representatives spoke about to the various conferences and seminars to which it relates. The papers are not legislative in nature and should not be taken to be statements of any law or policy in any way.

The Australian Government Department of Health (of which the TGA is a part) advises that (a) the presentation papers should not be relied upon in any way as representing a comprehensive description of regulatory requirements, and (b) cannot guarantee, and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for, the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information contained in the presentation paper.

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Changes to Codeine product access

  • Presented by: Adjunct Professor Tim Greenaway, Chief Medical Adviser, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Department of Health
  • Presented at: TGA workshop: Codeine up-scheduling workshop, Brisbane
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provides an overview of the background to the decision to up-schedule codeine-containing compounds.

Presentation: Changes to codeine product access: background to the decision to change from over-the-counter to prescription only (pdf,669kb)*

Codeine has little role in pain management so what do I use now?

  • Presented by: Tony Hall, Clinical Pharmacist, Gold Coast, Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre
  • Presented at: Codeine up-scheduling workshop, Brisbane
  • Presentation summary: This presentation will provide alternative options to codeine-containing OTC medicines

Presentation: Codeine has little role in pain management so what do I use now? (pdf,1,489kb)*

Management options for chronic non-cancer pain

  • Presented by: Associate Professor Paul Gray, Director, The Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Presented at: Codeine up-scheduling workshop, Brisbane
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provides an overview of current approaches to pain management.

Presentation: Management options for chronic non-cancer pain (pdf,1,894kb)*

Strategies for dealing with opioid dependent persons

  • Presented by: Jeremy Hayllar, Clinical Director, Metro North Mental Health - Alcohol and Drug Service, Brisbane
  • Presented at: Codeine up-scheduling workshop, Brisbane
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provide an overview of strategies for dealing with opioid dependent persons

Presentation: Strategies for dealing with opioid dependent persons (pdf,864kb)*