‘Armies’ on codeine

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AUS­TRALIAN Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Michael Gan­non has warned that there are “armies of peo­ple out there, even if they don’t re­alise it, who are de­pen­dent on codeine”.

Gan­non was in­ter­viewed about the 01 Feb up-sched­ul­ing of OTC codeine prod­ucts on a Syd­ney ra­dio sta­tion yes­ter­day, and noted that it was “go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult” for th­ese codeine ad­dicts in the next few days.

Last week the AMA pres­i­dent slammed the new Pain Med­sCheck pro­gram, in a Trump-style tweet ac­cus­ing Health Min­is­ter Greg Hunt of “an­other slap in the face for GPs”.

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