Oct 24 2017

Federal Politicians Concerned About Codeine Regulations


A group of federal government M-Ps are concerned about a decision to make codeine prescription-only from early next year.

Up to seven politicians have raised the matter during a Coalition partyroom meeting in Canberra.

There have been some calls for the painkiller to be prescribed by a doctor, rather than over the counter.

The Health Minister says it's an issue for state and territory governments to deal with.

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