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What drugs are monitored by SafeScript and why?

April 15, 20190 min read

Further to a literature review carried out by Austin Health the following list of medications were identified as being associated with a high risk of misuse and or an elevated risk of deathAll schedule 8 medications

Certain schedule 4 drugs including:
All Benzodiazepines
All z-drugs
Quetiapine
Codeine

Other drugs that have not yet made it onto the “watch-list” include tramadol and the gabapentinoids. At the time of the original literature review these drugs were not found to be high risk. However, things may change as further evidence comes to light

High-risk medicationsSchedule 8 drugsBenzodiazepinesQuetiapineMisuse risksMortality risks
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Dr Ferghal Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong has honed his skills across various disciplines, establishing himself as a sought-after specialist in addiction medicine. His multifaceted proficiency extends beyond addiction medicine, encompassing dermatology, skin cancer treatment, occupational medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics. As a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM) and a Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD) trainer, Dr. Armstrong embodies a steadfast dedication to advancing medical care standards.

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