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More Victorians are dying each year through misuse of prescribed opioids.

Orticare’s goal is to change this pattern through better access to addiction treatment.

Pharmacotherapy is recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for opioid dependence. It can save lives, reduce crime and prevent other drug-related health problems.


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Resources to support changes to codeine

Health professionals and community members are already experiencing the impacts of the impending re-scheduling of combination codeine products on 1st February 2018.  A range of peak bodies and advocacy organisations have prepared materials to support clinicians and patients around the changes. 

The quickest way to gain access to the range of resources on offer is to access the Victorian PHN Alliance codeine wepage which can be found here.


Other resources:

  • alternative strategies to codeine in the pharmacy (clinical presentation) - link here
  • GP referral form for pharmacists - link here
  • Chronic pain online course for patients - link here
  • Quick screening tool for GPs - link here
  • Quick screening tool for Pharmacists - link here