Prescription monitoring is here, but we need to tread carefully to avoid unintended harms

Health Health informatics Big data Prescription medication Australia

Drug-related deaths in Australia have almost doubled over the past ten years, in large part because of the increased use of opioids. In 2016, middle aged people using combinations of prescription drugs were the most likely to die a drug-related death.

Prescription monitoring aims to tackle this issue by allowing health professionals who are prescribing or dispensing high-risk medicines to see a patient’s prescription history.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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