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Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice

Last revised: 28 Nov 2022

Witnessing the growing problem of prescription drug deaths in Australia is confronting for those of us dedicated to good health outcomes for our patients.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is determined to take a proactive role in addressing this problem and has developed these guidelines as a starting place for general practice to be a solution to problematic prescription drug use .