Date: 6 March 2023
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) thanks the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the opportunity to provide comment on the following interim decisions to amend the Poisons Standard in relation to paracetamol.
The RACGP supports the TGA’s decision to reduce paracetamol pack sizes, however, the RACGP recommends that pack sizes should be reduced further. The RACGP also reiterates our previous recommendation that modified release paracetamol should be upscheduled to prescription-only.
Additionally, further support should be provided for GPs to undertake chronic pain consultations and medication reviews for patients who are taking pain medications.
Read the submission
RACGP submission to Public consultation on interim decisions to amend the Poisons Standard – Paracetamol (PDF)