Creators of Australia’s only real-time Electronic Recording and Reporting of Prescription Drugs System. It helps combat prescription drug misuse, reducing mortality rates & creating better health outcomes.
High risk ‘S8’ drugs of dependence available
Australian deaths from a drug overdose each day.
% Increase Oxycodone prescriptions 2002-2009.
% of drug overdose deaths are related to prescription drug misuse.
Australians use drugs for non medicinal purposes annually.
Opioids are funded under the pharmaceutical benefits scheme annually.
Calling for action
State Coroners reports, the Pharmacy Guild, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Australian Medical Association have all called for implementation of real time monitoring for prescription drugs.
Controlled Drugs System
How the system works
Stops doctor shopping
Patients can no longer visit different doctors and collect multiple prescriptions for the same drug untracked.
Improved health outcomes
Patient rates of mortality or serious harm from misuse have declined significantly in places where the system has been implemented.
Flagging patients at risk
Patients with a history of addiction or misuse of prescription drugs can be flagged as high risk.
Reduced impact on budget
A reduction in the use of prescription drugs funded through the pharmaceutical benefits scheme reduces the impact on the health budget.