PBS records confirm spike in Panadeine Forte scripts

Latest figures show biggest jump came in month after upscheduling
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PBS figures confirm a spike in the use of Panadeine Forte and its generics since OTC codeine moved to prescription only.

Nearly 26,000 more PBS claims for paracetamol 500mg/codeine 30mg were processed between January and March than the same period in 2017 (330,110 versus 304,276).