Assessing hospital pharmacist understanding of low-dose codeine combination products for pain relief: exploring knowledge regarding alternative treatments & readiness for practice change.

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SEDA, Veronika (Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, SA Early Career Pharmacists' Working Group, Adelaide, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Veronika Seda: Priceline, Pharmacy, Adelaide, Australia;Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Early Career Pharmacists' Working Group, Adelaide, Australia
    Jacinta Johnson: School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia;SA Pharmacy, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health, Adelaide, Australia;Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Early Career Pharmacists' Working Group, Adelaide, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    In many countries combination analgesics containing low-dose codeine (<30 mg) are available without a prescription. Recently, the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced low‑dose codeine‑containing combination analgesics will become available only on prescription in Australia, due to an unfavourable risk-benefit ratio.

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