MJA Podcast on Codeine Dependence
Feb 16, 2018
On the 1st of February 2018 medications containing codeine were rescheduled by the Therapeutic Goods Administration so that they can only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor. This was in response to the harms associated with codeine use, such as opioid dependence, codeine poisoning and overdose. As part of the Medical journal of Australia's podcast series, Dr Suzanne Nielsen, a Senior Research Fellow with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, provides workers with insights into the ways of identifying and treating codeine dependence.