PPP088 - What happened to codeine since the up-schedule?With Dr Rose Cairns

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Dan and Kristin are joined by Dr Rose Cairns from the University of Sydney and the NSW Poison’s Information centre to discuss the latest trends in codeine usage.

Dr Cairns’ research shows us that since codeine up-scheduled, less codeine overall is being used, patients do not seem to be switching to higher strength codeine products and opioid poisonings are down.

We also discuss whether there has been a switch to other prescription opioids, illicit opioids and the public perceptions of over the counter codeine.

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