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January 11, 2018
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
In the lead-up to the imminent scheduling change for codeine-containing medicines, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) have released the final module to assist pharmacy assistants.
Called ‘Codeine rescheduling: Communication in pain management’, this module will explore principles of communicating with patients regarding pain management and medicines misuse.
Funded by the Australian Government, the training modules encompass a full suite of support and advice available to pharmacists and their staff nationally. They form part of the overall package of materials available from the Guild and PSA designed to support the community pharmacy sector to transition to the upscheduling of codeine on 1 February 2018.
Both organisations are committed to ensuring that rigorous, safe and patient-focused solutions are in place to enable this change, which will affect an estimated one million patients in 2018.
The Guild and PSA sincerely thank the Federal Government for providing funding for these training and support materials.
The Guild: Peter Waterman 0419 260 827
PSA: Brad Watts 0487 922 176
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