NPS codeine up­date

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NPS Medicine Wise has posted in­for­ma­tion and re­sources for health pro­fes­sion­als and con­sumers on its web­site, to sup­port health­care pro­fes­sion­als and their cus­tomers deal­ing with chronic pain in the run-up to 01 Feb up­schedul­ing of prod­ucts con­tain­ing codeine.

The site rec­om­mends the use of parac­eta­mol/ibupro­fen com­bi­na­tions to help man­age chronic pain with­out seek­ing GP pre­scrip­tion al­ter­na­tives, in­clud­ing prod­ucts con­tain­ing codeine.

There is a sec­tion on codeine mis­use disor­der and the di­ag­no­sis of codeine de­pen­dency and an FAQ page for con­sumers.

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